PHILADELPHIA – The first weekend in June was marked by tight prices as gas hit new highs in Philadelphia and the surrounding Delaware Valley.
Gasoline prices in Philadelphia jumped to a record $5.01 a gallon on Saturday, a staggering 7 cents higher than yesterday and 16 cents from last week. Last month, one filling station in Philadelphia cost $5.24 a gallon.
In Pennsylvania, prices are approaching the $5 mark, averaging $4.91 a gallon, up 5 cents from yesterday and 15 cents more than last week.
New Jersey matched Pennsylvania, charging an average of $4.91 per gallon. Saturday’s statewide average was up 7 cents from yesterday and 16 cents from last week.
Delaware has the lowest gas price in the Delaware Valley at $4.78 a gallon, up 7 cents overnight.
The national average gas price is now $4.82 per gallon, the highest average price on record, according to AAA.