WASHINGTON – AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the average price for regular unleaded gasoline in the Washington metro area was $3.65, a four-cent drop from last week and six cents higher than the same time last year.
“August is set to be a volatile month for gas prices despite recent price drops,” said John B. Townsend II, of AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Summertime demand for gasoline, expensive crude oil prices, and the possibility of refinery glitches or supply disruptions from Gulf Coast hurricanes could push prices higher.”
|8/4/13||Week Ago||Year Ago|
|Crude Oil||$106.94 per barrel (at Friday’s close)||$104.70 per barrel (7/26/2013)||$91.40 per barrel (8/3/2012)|