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Gas Price Creeping Up

October 15th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Despite the seasonal drop in demand for gasoline, gas prices continued to rise this week across much of the Mid-Atlantic region, including in Maryland. While the national average gallon cost has dropped a penny this week to $2.25, the price remains higher than last month’s average by six cents, but five cents less than one year ago. Maryland’s average cost at the pump is $2.26 per gallon, reflecting a one cent rise over last week’s price and a ten cents per gallon increase compared to one month ago. Maryland’s average continues to trend slightly higher than year ago prices with today price reflecting a two cents per gallon uptick compared to last year’s average on this date. Gas averages for many metro regions across the state are holding steady from last week or trending slightly upward.

 

10/14/16

Week Ago

Month Ago

Year Ago

National

$2.25

$2.26

$2.18

$2.30

Maryland

$2.26

$2.25

$2.16

$2.24

Baltimore

$2.25

$2.23

$2.14

$2.22

Cumberland

$2.34

$2.31

$2.18

$2.23

Hagerstown

$2.28

$2.28

$2.23

$2.30

Salisbury

$2.14

$2.14

$2.04

$2.21

Washington Suburbs (MD only)

$2.29

$2.27

$2.20

$2.26

 

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