BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The national average price for a gallon of gas is nearly $3.

AAA says people in the US are paying 14% more at the pump this month than they did in February.

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Right now, the average price for a gallon of unleaded is $2.87.

With demand growing, prices are expected to continue to climb, AAA says.

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Here in Maryland, we are paying slightly less than the national average, at $2.84 a gallon.

Last week, we were paying $2.80.

At this time a month ago, it was only $2.51.

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CBS Baltimore Staff