The two main factors keeping gas prices higher than normal are the price of crude oil and the economy.
The first week in August saw gas prices rising again for motorists in Maryland.
"Typically for August, we start to see prices decline but it seems like we're bucking the typical trend and we continue to see the uptake. Right now it's been for five consecutive weeks," Christine Delise, AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman said.
She said a gallon of regular gas costs an average of $3.57. The two main factors keeping gas prices higher than normal are the price of crude oil and the economy.
"Come fall, we anticipate a decline in prices after Labor Day. The demand for gasoline drops, the busy summer driving season ends, kids go back to school, parents go back to work and that's usually when we see the decline through the winter," Delise said.
Last year in early August, gas sold for $3.71 for a gallon of regular fuel.