From Pine View Farm

My Little Gas Price Survey, 10/24/2005 1

The local news station, WILM-AM, today quoted an AAA press release to this effect:

Falling gas prices are finally a trend.

AAA’s Catherine Rossi says Hurricane Wilma spared the oil facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, which should help keep prices going down as long as another major storm doesn’t come along.

Just over the weekend, gas prices in Delaware fell by ten cents, bringing the average price for a gallon of gas to $2.57. Despite the falling prices, Delaware is still significantly more expensive the Pennsylvania. Rossi says the average for a gallon of gas in Pa. is $2.49 per gallon.

I think it’s old news. The prices I’ve been seeing in my little corner of Delaware are substantially lower than this. On the other hand, when I’ve driven the length of Delaware, I’ve seen prices rise steadily as I head towards Maryland; if this average is based on statewide prices (and Delaware is not a very wide state), they may be accurate.

Here’s what I saw this evening:

Claymont, Del., Exxon and Sunoco, $2.46.

Claymont, Del., Getty and Wawa, $2.37.

Claymont, Del, BP, $2.39.

Claymont, Del, Cumberland Farms, $2.36.

Claymont, Del., Gulf, $2.47.

Holly Oak, Del., Mobil, $2.37.


1 comment

  1. Opie

    October 25, 2005 at 10:57 pm

    I saw stations in our town dropping down to $2.49 for the first time since Katrina.