Gas prices back on the rise in Maryland, AAA experts weigh in


MARYLAND – It’s no secret, gas prices are back on the rise.

In Maryland, the state’s average for a gallon of gas is now $0.36 higher than it was just one month ago according to AAA.

That price as on Wednesday is now $3.72.

The average for Salisbury is even higher, now at $3.76.

AAA Mid-Atlantic tells 47ABC the increase is actually unusual for this time of year, as demand is typically down. “What demand does is such a key factor as far as gas prices as well as GO political events, refinery maintenance, and other factors like that that are not within any of our control,” Public & Government Affairs Manager Ragina Ali said.

“This is the time of year when we’re using the cheaper fuel blends, so we typically do see that gas prices are a bit lower. But again, demand could go up a bit as we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday season and we could see an increase in that as well.”

AAA Mid-Atlantic tells us their thanksgiving travel projections will be released later this month.

They also say it’s important to note that despite the price jump, current prices are still significantly lower than the state’s all-time high of nearly $5.00 back in June.

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