BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Start saving now for your summer road trips, gas prices have gone up every day for the past 47 days.
The national average is now $2.89 per gallon and it’s expected to reach $3 by Memorial Day.READ MORE: People In Baltimore Protest In Solidarity, Mourning Daunte Wright's Death After He Was Fatally Shot By Police During Traffic Stop In Minnesota
Experts say the price hike is all about an increase in demand, along with cuts in production.READ MORE: Pause In Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Could Delay Maryland's Goals As Baltimore City Emerges As Potential New Hotspot
In Maryland, we’re below the national average, with a gallon of regular gas costing $2.84.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Are You Eligible For A Plus-Up Payment?
That’s up 17 cents from a month ago, and up 70 cents from this time last year.