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Gas prices dropping

October 7th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Drivers nationwide and across Maryland continue to see lower prices at the pumps with this week’s prices finally averaging lower than last month’s costs, when Hurricane Harvey’s destruction was evident. Post hurricane, Gulf Coast refineries are building toward resuming normal operations, but it could take some longer than others to return to pre-hurricane production rates. As utilization rates increase and operations improve across the Gulf Coast, gas prices will continue to drop.

Today’s national average is $2.51, which is six cents lower than this time last week, 15 cents lower than this time last month and 26 cents higher than this time last year.

Maryland’s average cost at the pump is pricing at six cents per gallon less than the national average at $2.45 per gallon. The state’s average reflects a decrease of seven cents from a week ago, a 29 cents drop compared to last month, but a 20 cents increase over last year’s price.

 

CURRENT AND PAST GAS PRICE AVERAGES 

Regular Unleaded Gasoline

 

10/6/17

Week Ago

Month Ago

Year Ago

National

$2.51

$2.57

$2.66

$2.25

Maryland

$2.45

$2.52

$2.74

$2.25

Baltimore

$2.41

$2.47

$2.74

$2.24

Cumberland

$2.50

$2.52

$2.67

$2.25

Hagerstown

$2.59

$2.66

$2.76

$2.27

Salisbury

$2.26

$2.35

$2.66

$2.14

Washington Suburbs (MD only)

$2.53

$2.59

$2.77

$2.27

 
 

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June 23rd, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Across the country and around Maryland, gasoline prices continue their slow decline ahead of the Independence Day holiday weekend, a time when increased demand typically bumps up the cost of gas. Areas across the state continue to see declines up to four cents from the week before. Today’s national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $2.28, three cents cheaper than last week, eight cents less than last month, and four cents less than one year ago. While gasoline demand saw new heights for Memorial Day, it has dropped for the first half of June. Maryland’s average cost is four cents lower than the national average at $2.24 per gallon, which reflects a four cents decrease from a week ago and an 11 cents decline compared to last month’s price. The state average is six cents less than last year on this date. Cumberland’s price are down a cent from last week at $2.40 but still among the highest in the state

CURRENT AND PAST GAS PRICE AVERAGES 

 

6/23/17

Week Ago

Month Ago

Year Ago

National

$2.28

$2.31

$2.36

$2.32

Maryland

$2.24

$2.28

$2.35

$2.30

Baltimore

$2.22

$2.25

$2.34

$2.26

Cumberland

$2.40

$2.41

$2.42

$2.35

Hagerstown

$2.30

$2.31

$2.33

$2.30

Salisbury

$2.07

$2.11

$2.25

$2.14

Washington Suburbs (MD only)

$2.29

$2.33

$2.39

$2.36

 

 


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