BALTIMORE (WJZ) – It is bad news for drivers, as AAA reports that gasoline prices are on the rise.
Just two months in 2021 and gas prices are already higher than the highest point in 2020.
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$ 2.63. That’s the average amount AAA says you can expect to pay for a gallon of regular gasoline in Maryland. This represents an increase of $ 0.15 over just a week ago and $ 0.27 in this period last year.
“I don’t like it, but I don’t know what we can do about it,” said a driver.
“I mean, it costs less than $ 3, so I think it’s a good thing,” said another.
With the recent increase, some drivers are noticing.
“It means that we don’t go to as many places as we would like,” said the first driver.
AAA is blaming the winter storms that hit much of the south, including Texas, for the increase.
“I saw it on the news last night and you can see now that prices have gone up,” said the second driver.
“Yes, prices. I hope they get off soon, ”said the first driver.
It is unclear when this will happen, as the weekly Energy Information Administration report revealed that domestic oil stocks are on the decline, which will continue to push pump prices up.
To do some math – if you were to fill a 15 gallon tank, you would be paying $ 2.25 more than a week ago.