GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — As businesses begin to reopen amid loosened restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Marylanders will see a slight increase in prices at the pump, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
As of Friday, the state’s average gas price was $1.90, up four cents from the previous week, the automotive organization said. The average price remains below $2 per gallon in most of the state except for the Washington, D.C., suburbs.READ MORE: 'Totally Excessive': After-Hours Swimmers In Baltimore City Pools Prompt Police Helicopter Response, Councilman Reacts
Marylanders can expect to pay slightly more than the national average of $1.86 per gallon.
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“Pump prices are fluctuating throughout Maryland and across the country as demand increases and gasoline stocks decrease,” AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesperson Ragina Ali said in a statement. “The boost in demand continues to push pump prices up nationwide, as more states re-open businesses.”
Despite the slight increase, much of the state is seeing the sixth consecutive week of gas prices below $2 per gallon. Gas prices are also down 87 cents from this time last year, AAA said.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Man Pleads Guilty In Arson Case That Targeted Ex-Girlfriend