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.

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Experts say the price hike is all about an increase in demand, along with cuts in production.

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In Maryland, we’re below the national average, with a gallon of regular gas costing $2.84.

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That’s up 17 cents from a month ago, and up 70 cents from this time last year.

CBS Baltimore Staff