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Gas prices are up 'considerably' in Maryland and nationwide. What's going on?

Gas prices are up 'considerably' in Maryland and nationwide. What's going on?

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...

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