Roscoe Scott drives about 50 miles from his home in East Baltimore to Prince George’s County a few times a week to take care of his 76-year-old mother and run errands for her.
With the price of gasoline up 18 cents in the last month, the 56-year-old has cut back on how much he puts in his tank at a time. He stopped the pump at around $10 at the Royal Farms gas station on Russell Street one morning last week.
“I’m getting less gas,” Scott said. “If it were lower, I’d fill it up.”
After a few years of regular gasoline prices averaging below $2.50 a gallon, higher prices are back this year and continuing to rise. Gas cost an average of $2.72 per gallon in Maryland on...