WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying 5 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $3.48, down from $3.53 a week ago.

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The price of gas in the state is the same as the national average.

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The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in cities around the state includes $3.46 in Baltimore, $3.59 in Cumberland, $3.45 in Hagerstown and $3.36 in Salisbury.

Motorists in the region are paying 14 cents less than at this time last year when the average price of a gallon of gas was $3.62 per gallon.

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