BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There’s been no price break at the gas pump for Maryland drivers. We’ve seen increases across the state this past week.
The average $3.09 a gallon was up six cents from a week before and nine cents in the last month.READ MORE: Amid Driver Shortage, Maryland To Expedite Driving Tests & Credentials For School Bus Drivers
AAA said you are paying more at the pump because crude oil is high, as is the demand.
The agency thinks prices will stay above $3 for the rest of the summer.READ MORE: Upper Marlboro Man Dionte Sims Charged With Shooting, Killing His Fiancee, Firing At Officers
“There are factors in play that motorists have very little control of. We are certainly seeing more demand, as far as people wanting to get back on the roads. Obviously, there are concerns with the Delta variant. But that being said, we haven’t seen a decrease tremendously of people having that desire to travel still,” said Ragina C. Ali, spokeswoman for AAA-MidAtlantic.
Whether you are taking a road trip or staying local this summer, AAA is making it easier to find gas stations with the cheapest prices.MORE NEWS: National Zoo Big Cats Test 'Presumptive Positive' For COVID-19