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Gas prices on the rise

Gas prices continued to rise this week according to AAA Mid-Atlantic Weekend Gas Watch, the weekly report released Friday.

Nationwide, the average price at the pump was $3.54 per gallon Friday, one cent higher than the previous week and 11 cents higher than the previous month.

In Maryland, the average price per gallon was $3.56, slightly higher than the national average. State gas prices were 2 cents higher than the previous week and 11 cents higher than the previous month.

Both state and national prices are lower than gas prices recorded one year ago, by 10 and 11 cents respectively.

Gas prices have risen steadily, 36 cents nationally, since November's low of $3.18 per gallon.

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