Gas prices were lower this week depending on where you live

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Maryland motorists got the biggest break of all

The price of gasoline remains at record highs, but the national average price continued to fall this week.

AAA’s daily gas price survey shows that the national average price of regular gas has fallen three cents a gallon from last Friday to $4.24 a gallon. It’s still 69 cents a gallon more than four weeks ago.

The average price of premium gas is $4.90, also three cents a gallon less than a week ago. The average price of diesel fuel is $5.07 a gallon, down a penny from last week.

Maryland drivers got the biggest break at the gas pump this week. Gov. Larry Hogan signed a measure suspending the state’s gasoline tax, sending prices sharply lower. Maryland became the state with the fourth-cheapest gas prices, with the statewide average falling by 35 cents a gallon.

Motorists in California and Nevada weren’t quite so lucky. The statewide average rose 14 cents a gallon in Nevada and 10 cents a gallon in California.

“Usually this time of year, with warmer weather and longer days, we’d see an uptick in gasoline demand as more people hit the road,” said AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross. “But we had a slight drop in demand last week, which may be due to higher pump prices.

States with the most expensive gas

These states currently have the highest prices for regular gas, according to AAA:

  • California ($5.88)   

  • Hawaii ($5.08)     

  • Nevada ($5.17)   

  • Washington ($4.73)

  • Oregon ($4.71)  

  • Alaska ($4.71)      

  • Arizona ($4.66)   

  • Illinois ($4.49)     

  • Idaho ($4.39)   

  • New York ($4.35)  

States with the cheapest gas

AAA reports that these states currently have the lowest prices for regular gas:

  • Kansas ($3.77)

  • Missouri ($3.76)  

  • Oklahoma ($3.78)

  • Maryland ($3.79)     

  • Arkansas ($3.82)

  • Nebraska ($3.87)

  • Iowa ($3.88)

  • North Dakota ($3.90)

  • Minnesota ($3.92)   

  • Mississippi ($3.92) 

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