BALTIMORE (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying a penny 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 $2.45, down from $2.46 a week ago.

The price of gas in the state is a penny above the national average of $2.44.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in cities around the state includes $2.45 in Baltimore, $2.46 in Cumberland, $2.41 in Hagerstown and $2.34 in Salisbury.

Motorists in the state are paying $1.03 less per gallon than at this time last year when the average price of a gallon of regular gas was $3.48 per gallon.

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