Gas price average hits highest point since summer 2015

The national gas price average of $2.76 is above the average price in both Maryland ($2.72) and Virginia ($2.56), though not DC ($2.86). That national average is at its highest point in nearly three years, says the American Automobile Association.


“Expensive crude oil prices, unrest in the Middle East, strong domestic demand, record production rates and global oil supply surplus have created the perfect storm to drive spring gas prices toward new heights,” said AAA spokeswoman Jeannette Casselano. “Consumers can expect gas prices to increase another 5 to 10 cents per gallon this season, but the national average is not expected to reach the $3 mark.”

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