BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Marylanders are seeing some slight savings at the pump, with gas prices dropping an average of three cents statewide over the past week, AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday.

The state’s current average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $2.28, down from $2.31 a week ago and $2.48 a year ago. Annapolis and Baltimore’s average gas prices are also $2.28 per gallon, while it’s one cent cheaper in the Washington, D.C. suburbs.

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Despite this week’s drop, the statewide average gas price is up five cents from a month ago.

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AAA Mid-Atlantic attributed the decline to decreased demand. That lowered demand means prices will continue to fall, the group said.

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Maryland gas prices are higher than the national average, which sits at $2.16 per gallon.

CBS Baltimore Staff