Gas Selling for $5.69 in D.C.

Exxon station near Watergate grabs attention

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012  |  Updated 10:02 AM EDT
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Gas Selling for $5.69 in D.C.

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A sign shows gas prices over five dollars a gallon for all three grades at a EXXON service station on March 13, 2012 in Washington, DC According to AAA the average price of gas has climbed three tenths of a cent nationwide as a result of high oil prices and tensions tied to Iran's nuclear program.

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Gas prices are above the $4 mark for the second day in a row in the District.

According to AAA, the average sits at $4.02, and even jumped a fraction of a penny overnight.   

In May 2011, News4 reported the price of gas at the now-infamous Exxon station near the Watergate.

At that time, gas was selling for $5.09 for regular, $5.19 for plus and $5.29 for supreme. This came at a time when the average price per gallon in D.C. was $4.16. With all the talk about the recent spike in gas prices across the country, it made sense to check back in on the Exxon station along Virginia Avenue NW.

What are customers being asked to pay now? How about $5.39 for regular, $5.49 for plus and $5.69 for supreme.

Those prices don't compare well to the average prices in D.C., which are $4.02/$4.19/$4.31, according to AAA's Fuel Gauge Report.

Both Maryland and Virginia's prices are one cent more than yesterday. Maryland's averages are $3.82/$3.96/$4.09, while Virginia comes in with averages of $3.71/$3.86/$3.98.

Nationally, the average for a gallon of regular is $3.81. Mid-grade is going for an average of $3.95 and premium is registering at $4.08.

Some analysts expect gas prices to level off around Memorial Day.

What are you paying for gas in your area? Join the conversation in the comment section below.

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