BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Gas prices continue to climb in Maryland and across the nation.

Prices at the pump are at their highest daily total since August 2019.

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The national average is up nine cents since last week to $2.74.

The price jump is a direct result of last month’s winter storm that took 26 refineries offline.

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Motorists can expect to see prices continue to slowly climb until refinery operations stabilize.

Marylanders, on average, are paying $2.72 for a gallon of regular gas. That’s up from $2.69 last week.

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Just a month ago, Marylanders were paying $2.47.

CBS Baltimore Staff