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Gas prices dipping in Cumberland

January 19th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

As the Mid-Atlantic region braces for a severe drop in temperature, Maryland’s gas price average has been warming up, although prices in some regions of the state, notably Western Maryland, are cooling off. Maryland’s average price has been on an uptick since last week for the first time in three months.

The rise comes despite gasoline demand that is down from last year and gasoline inventories that are 6.1 percent higher than a year ago, according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest weekly data report released Wednesday.  The upward trend in gas prices can be attributed to rising crude oil prices.

Despite the increase at the pump, average prices across Maryland’s metro areas are still lower than a month ago, with the exception of Salisbury, and significantly cheaper than this time last year by 25 to 38 cents per gallon. 

Maryland’s average price is a penny less than the national average at $2.23 per gallon. The state average is up two cents from last week, seven cents less than last month, and 33 cents per gallon less than last year on this date.

The national gas price average is $2.24, which is unchanged in the last week, down 13 cents in the last month, and is 30 cents less than this time last year.

CURRENT AND PAST GAS PRICE AVERAGES
Regular Unleaded Gasoline 

 

 

1/18/19

Week Ago

Month Ago

Year Ago

National

$2.24

$2.24

$2.37

$2.54

Maryland

$2.23

$2.21

$2.30

$2.56

Annapolis

$2.17

$2.14

$2.22

$2.54

Baltimore

$2.18

$2.14

$2.22

$2.56

Cumberland

$2.34

$2.36

$2.55

$2.63

Frederick

$2.20

$2.19

$2.27

$2.56

Hagerstown

$2.32

$2.35

$2.43

$2.59

Salisbury

$2.14

$2.10

$2.13

$2.49

Washington Suburbs

(MD only)

$2.35

$2.35

$2.48

$2.60

 

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