Gas prices in Philadelphia region cross $4 a gallon

A gallon of regular shot up more than 13 cents to $4.05 in the five-county metro region.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Gas prices were rising long before the Russia-Ukraine war started.

But the conflict has sent them soaring, since Russia is one of the world's largest suppliers of crude oil.

Prices in the Philadelphia area crossed the $4 barrier Friday, according to the latest data from AAA Mid-Atlantic.

A gallon of regular shot up more than 13 cents overnight to $4.05 in the five-county metro region. That's up 26 cents in the last week.

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"AAA is seeing the gas price average here in the Philadelphia five-county area at $3.92 a gallon," said AAA spokesperson Jana Tidwell.



South Jersey spiked a similar amount to $3.84, up 15 cents overnight.

Delaware is up to $3.89, up 12 cents overnight.

The national gas average is $3.83.



Industry experts predict the average gas price in some U.S. cities will reach $5 a gallon in the next couple of weeks.

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