Gas Prices

Gas prices Monday at the Sheetz station on Woodsboro Pike in Walkersville.

Even with the summer travel season in high gear, Maryland drivers may have seen the highest gas prices of the year, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

With a statewide average price of $2.65 per gallon, Maryland was well below the national average of $2.74, according to the travel organization’s statistics.

The Maryland average is down from $2.81 a month ago and $2.89 a year ago.

Frederick’s average price was $2.61 Monday, down from $2.80 and $2.87 a month and a year ago, respectively.

The highest average in Maryland on Monday was Cumberland, at $2.80, and the lowest was Salisbury, at $2.51.

The drop comes amid concerns of a glut of crude oil on the market, said Jeanette Tejeda de Gomez, a spokeswoman for AAA Mid-Atlantic.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, which influences crude oil prices, is scheduled to meet on June 25 and 26 in Vienna, Austria.

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(5) comments


I didn’t realize the cost. My driver usually fills up before I need to be driven anywhere


Woodsboro Sheetz & Rutters currently competing for business. Suggest Cost shown in picture is not representative to subject.


The costs at any specific station depends on when they got their last delivery and the cost of refilling their tanks.


Wow! Still $2.78 over Western Virginia


Gas prices were 2.32 at Costco and Sams today. The U.S. is producing a lot of oil. Electric cars are coming onto the market, tariffs are causing many problems and there is likely to be a recession.

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