GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — For the fifth consecutive week, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland is under $2, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Marylanders can expect to pay an average of $1.86 per gallon, down one cent from last week, the auto organization said.

The only part of the state with an average gas price over $2 per gallon is the Washington, D.C., suburbs, where a gallon of gas costs an average of $2.01.

Nationwide, though, the average gas price increased by five cents over the past week to $1.82 per gallon.

AAA said as some states begin to loosen stay-at-home restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus, demand for gas will increase, driving prices up as well.

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