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Gas Prices Hold Steady in Cumberland

March 20th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Maryland drivers saw another week with gas price average increases as high crude prices and growing refinery utilization — which increased from 69 to 76 percent last week according to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) — helped to push prices higher. However, increased gasoline stocks and a decrease in demand have helped to slow the rate at which prices have increased. Gas prices are likely to continue to increase in the coming days, but if these trends continue, prices will increase at a slower rate than Americans have seen since the beginning of the month.

 The gas price average in Maryland today is $2.84, up respectively four cents from last week, 21 cents in the last month, and 65 cents from this date last year. Most areas in Maryland saw only a penny or two increase from last week.

 Today’s national gas price average is $2.88, up respectively five cents in the last week, 28 cents in the last month, and 69 cents from this time last year.

 The national gas average has not hit $3 since October 31, 2014. The next closest date was in May 25, 2018 at $2.96. Maryland’s gas average has not hit $3 since October 26, 2014.

 

CURRENT AND PAST GAS PRICE AVERAGES

Regular Unleaded Gasoline

 

Today

Week Ago

Month Ago

Year Ago

National

$2.88

$2.83

$2.60

$2.19

Maryland

$2.84

$2.80

$2.63

$2.19

Annapolis

$2.82

$2.80

$2.62

$2.13

Baltimore

$2.82

$2.80

$2.63

$2.14

Cumberland

$2.79

$2.79

$2.62

$2.22

Frederick

$2.79

$2.78

$2.61

$2.13

Hagerstown

$2.78

$2.79

$2.62

$2.12

Salisbury

$2.77

$2.79

$2.63

$2.09

Washington Suburbs

(MD only)

$2.90

$2.84

$2.64

$2.30