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Ragina C. Ali
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The Week

Maryland saw a decrease in prices at the pump this week as demand for gas decreased. As demand remains low, American drivers should expect pump prices to continue declining this fall. The gas price average in Maryland today is $2.28, down three cents from last week, up five cents in the last month and down 20 cents from this date last year.

Today’s national gas price average is $2.16, down respectively a penny in the last week, three cents from last month and, 46 cents from this time last year. 


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At the close of NYMEX trading Friday, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil settled at $39.85 per barrel, $1.03 lower than last Friday’s close. Domestic crude prices increased despite market concern about increasing coronavirus infections worldwide, which could lower crude demand as countries impose new restrictions that will likely limit oil consumption. However, if demand concerns continue to weigh on the market, crude prices — and gas prices — could decrease.

The Weekend

“Maryland gas prices are following the national average lead this week,” said Ragina C. Ali, Public and Government Affairs Manager at AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Decreases in U.S. gasoline demand, supply and imports are pushing prices lower.”

The Week Ahead

As temperatures begin to cool across most of the country, hurricane season is still in effect, not ending until November 30. This year’s hurricane season has been exceptionally active, but in terms of gas prices, low U.S. gasoline demand may have helped contain gas price impact when typically, hurricane season would have caused gas prices to spike.


AAA has a variety of resources to help motorists save on fuel:



Next Weekend Gas Watch: Friday, October 30, 2020

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