FREDERICK, Md. (KR) Gas prices in Maryland have seen an increase of six cents over the past week and are up four cents nationally.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says drivers shouldn’t expect to see that trend continue as we head into the Labor Day holiday and fall months.
Ragina Cooper Avarella, with AAA Mid-Atlantic, says in Maryland prices for this week are $2.14.
“Not a huge amount compared to what we were paying this time last year, but none-the-less an increase regardless,” said Cooper Avarella.
She said the increase in pump prices have been driven by crude oil prices surging more than 20% this month.
“Again, gas prices are still considerably lower than they were this time last year. Nationally, I believe we’re about forty to forty-six cents less than this time last year and the same holds true in Maryland,” said Cooper Avarella.
She said prices are the lowest that AAA Mid-Atlantic has seen in a decade for the upcoming holiday weekend.
For more information on how to save on gas and other information, go to www.aaa.com.
BY: Katie Ryan