WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying five 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 $2.85, down from $2.90 a week ago.

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The price of gas in the state is a penny more than the national average of $2.84.

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The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in cities around the state includes $2.83 in Baltimore, $2.92 in Cumberland, $2.88 in Hagerstown and $2.82 in Salisbury.

Motorists in the state are paying 46 cents less than at this time last year when the average price of a gallon of regular gas was $3.31 per gallon.

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