Gas Prices Soar Throughout Maryland

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Across the nation and here in Maryland, gas prices are soaring. The price at the pump has increased every day for 32 consecutive days. Some states are already averaging more than $4 a gallon and our state’s not far behind.

Kai Jackson has more on how bad it could get.

Gas prices are noticeably higher and drivers are fuming.

The price of gas is burning a hole in the wallets of some drivers. Many are doing a double take as they fill up their vehicles.

“It’s putting a big dent in my wallet. I mean, like I said, $60 just to fill the tank up. I mean, it used to take about $30 to $50,” said driver Khiyes Sanders.

According to AAA, the national average for a gallon of regular gas is $3.73 a gallon. It’s 43 cents more than the average cost of gas just one month ago. AAA says one of the reasons gas prices are higher is that the price of crude oil has gone up as well. AAA says an OPEC decision a few months ago to decrease production by one million barrels a day reduced supply and at the moment, demand is down as well.

“Investors believe that oil will continue to rise so that’s even further inflating the crude oil prices and subsequently gas prices,” said Ragina Averella, AAA.

Marcus Allen admits it’s not cheap to fill up his Audi R8. Allen, who’s a doctor, says he uses the car for recreation and not everyday driving.

“We’re dependent,” Allen said. “We’re dependent on oil, we’re dependent on fossil fuel and it has to make a change. We have to make a change.”

AAA says switching to the summer fuel blend should reduce prices but that’s not expected until next month.

  • Gas prices in Dallas now the highest in Texas – Dallas Morning News | P00Y.COM

    […] blend.” …Charlottesville gas prices jump 16 cents over holiday weekendThe Daily ProgressGas Prices Soar Throughout MarylandCBS LocalGas prices on the way up… […]

  • Gas prices went up for 32 straight days – WWLP 22News | Android Tablets

    […] to what we may see this spring. It may be well over $4.Gas prices on the way up…againWZVN-TVGas Prices Soar Throughout MarylandCBS LocalGasoline prices still continue their riseSt. Augustine RecordWXYZ -CNN […]

  • AAA Reports Largest Increase In Gas Prices In Three Years – The Alexandrian

    […] Gas Prices Soar Throughout Maryland ( […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Track Weather On The Go With Our App!

Listen Live