TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Gas prices across Maryland continue to rise, according to AAA.

The gas price average in Maryland is $2.70, up respectively seven cents from last week, 23 cents in the last month and 26 cents from this date last year.

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The nnational gas price average is $2.69, up respectively nine cents in the last week, 29 cents in the last month, and 22 cents from this time last year.

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Gas prices locally and nationally have increased due to longer-than-expected refinery outages as a result of last week’s winter storm that impacted the Gulf Coast, AAA said.

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CBS Baltimore Staff