WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying six 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 $2.76, down from $2.82 a week ago.

The price of gas in the state is five cents more than the national average of $2.71.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in cities around the state includes $2.75 in Baltimore, $2.86 in Cumberland, $2.78 in Hagerstown and $2.77 in Salisbury.

Motorists in the state are paying 64 cents less than at this time last year when the average price of a gallon of regular gas was $3.40 per gallon.

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