After several werks of steady increases, gasoline prices in the Baltimore area have leveled off.
AAA Mid-Atlantic reported early Wednesday that the average price of a gallon of regular in Maryland stands at $2.506 -- exactly the same as Tuesday.
The statewide average continued to increase, but at a much slower pace than Maryland motorists have been seeing. It inched up three-tenths of a cent to $2.523, reflecting a continued climb in the Washington area and Western Maryland.
It's hard to say whether prices have just paused to catch their breath before resuming the ascent or whether they're ready to head downhill. The pattern ove the last two tears has been for prices to peak in May or June, to remain high in July and to ease in August.