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Local Gas Prices Expected to Increase After Attack on Saudi Arabia Oil Facilities

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SALISBURY, Md.- The gas price average in Maryland is $2.44. Usually drivers can save at the pump this time of the year with the seasonal price decline, but the attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia are interrupting this decline.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says local pump prices will increase, and could rise to a quarter per gallon throughout this month.

This seasonal decline occurs when gas refineries transition from summer blend gasoline to winter blend, which is cheaper to make.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the attacks on the Saudi Arabia oil facilities took about 5.7 million barrels of crude oil off the market per day, which is 6% of the global oil supply.

"We're affected completely by the global happenings with oil and crude and everything. I'm not disappointed with the gas prices. If they have to raise the tax a little bit, I would think that would be fine," said Phil Pattey.

As of right now, the average gas price in Delaware is $2.38 and is $2.28 in Virginia.

There are ways to save at the pump. AAA has a fuel price finder that locates the cheapest gas in your area, a fuel cost calculator to budget travel expenses, and discounts at Shell stations for AAA members.

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