By CBS Baltimore Staff

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The new year has started, but prices at the gas pump in Maryland and across the nation are holding steady.

For the past 12 days, the nationwide price has been $2.25 for a gallon. Marylanders are paying on average 10 cents more than the national average, $2.35 per gallon.

However, it is the same price Marylanders were paying a week ago.

At this time last year, they were paying an average of $2.53 per gallon.

The stability is credited to consistent crude oil prices in late December, combined with low demand.

Travel on the roads for the holidays was down as least 25% in 2020.

CBS Baltimore Staff