WASHINGTON – Gas prices are skyrocketing and show no signs of leveling off. The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular shot up by 14 cents, to $3.95 over the past week. The average price is 29 cents higher than one year ago this week.
Mid-grade went up 15 cents to $4.12 a gallon. Premium rose by 14 cents to $4.24.
In the District, the average price for a gallon of regular is $4.05.
The average for regular is cheapest in Virginia, at $3.82, compared to $3.88 in Maryland and $3.99 in the District.
One year ago on March 17, gas prices in WTOP’s Pain in the Gas survey averaged $3.66 a gallon, while mid-grade was $3.81 and premium $3.97.