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

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $2.73, up from $2.72 a week ago.

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The price of gas in the state is 6 cents below the national average of $2.79.

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The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in cities around the state includes $2.72 in Baltimore, $2.66 in Cumberland, $2.69 in Hagerstown and $2.58 in Salisbury.

Motorists in the state are paying 90 cents less per gallon than at this time last year when the average price of a gallon of regular gas was $3.63 per gallon.

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