BALTIMORE (WJZ)—From the unrest in the Middle East to the summer season approaching, gas prices keep rising. Drivers are being warned they’re only going to go higher.
Andrea Fujii reports gas prices have risen six cents in the past week, with crude oil at a near 2.5-year high.READ MORE: Police: Man Fatally Shot In West Baltimore Monday
Experts say there are several reasons for the jump: continued protests in the Middle East, a weak U.S. dollar and the changeover from a winter to summer blend gasoline, which is required by the Environmental Protection Agency.
According to AAA, the average price for a gallon in Maryland is now $3.63. That’s just one cent lower than the national average at $3.64. One year ago, prices were averaging $2.82.READ MORE: Frederick Co. Sheriff's Office and Local YMCA To Host National Night Out Crime & Drug Prevention Event
Experts don’t expect prices to go down anytime soon.
Gas prices hit its all-time high back in July 2008 when we were paying an average of $4.11 a gallon.MORE NEWS: Anne Arundel Co. Crews On Scene Of Serious Crash
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