The national average cost of regular gas jumped 5 cents overnight, but the D.C. region saw even more dramatic price hikes Tuesday, according to AAA.
In Maryland, the average cost per gallon leapt 10 cents overnight to $4.94.
The average cost of gas per gallon in Virginia is $4.72, up 9 cents from Monday.
And in D.C. gas will cost you 7 cents more per gallon with the highest average in the region — $5.13.
Only Virginia comes in with a lower cost than the national average, which sits at a record-breaking $4.91. That’s around 60 cents more than a month ago, and $1.86 more than a year ago.
Here’s a chart comparing average gas prices over time, based off of AAA data.
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Costs continue to go up amid a tight global supply. According to AAA, the cost of a barrel of oil is nearly $120, about double from August.
Prices also went up after the holiday weekend brought increased demand for gas. The national average surged nearly 30 cents in the past week.