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Cumberland maintains highest gas prices in Maryland

September 8th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Record gasoline demand heading into the Labor Day holiday weekend caused gas prices to increase nationwide and across Maryland. However, now that summer is in the rearview mirror, demand is expected to drop off in the coming weeks, meaning motorists should see gas prices steadily decline.

Today’s national gas price average is $2.85, which is up a penny in the last week, down a penny in the last month, and 18 cents higher than this time last year.

Maryland’s gas average is two cents lower than the national average at $2.83 per gallon, which is five cents higher than last week, two cents less than last month, and only eight cents higher than last year on this date. While last year’s Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast late August, motorists were feeling the cost impact at the pump through mid-September, due to the disruption of production and distribution.

Average prices for metro areas across the state experienced increases this week ranging from a penny in the Maryland suburbs of Washington to as high as 12 cents per gallon on average in Salisbury. Highest prices in the state can be found in Cumberland where the average price is $2.96 per gallon.

CURRENT AND PAST GAS PRICE AVERAGES
Regular Unleaded Gasoline  

 

 

9/7/18

Week Ago

Month Ago

Year Ago

National

$2.85

$2.84

$2.86

$2.67

Maryland

$2.83

$2.78

$2.85

$2.75

Annapolis

$2.79

$2.74

$2.81

$2.71

Baltimore

$2.80

$2.75

$2.82

$2.74

Cumberland

$2.96

$2.91

$2.91

$2.68

Frederick

$2.83

$2.79

$2.84

$2.73

Hagerstown

$2.88

$2.84

$2.87

$2.77

Salisbury

$2.79

$2.67

$2.79

$2.68

Washington Suburbs

(MD only)

$2.91

$2.90

$2.93

$2.79

 

One Response to “Cumberland maintains highest gas prices in Maryland”

  1. September 10, 2018 at 11:39 am, Sue Wachter said:

    However,the gasoline prices in Cresaptown, MD are on the average about 10 or 11 cents lower than they are in Cumberland and its always been this way. Can anyone explain this?

    Reply

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