Car owners paying 26 cents more for gas than last March

Nationally, consumer gasoline demand is at the highest level on record for March, says the American Automobile Association (AAA), and the increased demand has pushed prices up.


“As demand strengthened, gasoline inventories declined, pushing the national gas price average to $2.55 per gallon,” said Jeanette Casselano, American Automobile Association (AAA) spokeswoman. That price is 2 cents more than a month ago and 26 cents higher than this time last year.


DC is one of the nation’s top 10 most expensive markets, at $2.76. Maryland prices are 5 cents more than a week ago, at $2.62. Virginia’s price is substantially lower than the other two metro Washington jurisdictions at $2.41.

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