Hagerstown-area gasoline increased by 3 cents a gallon this week, making it more expensive than the national and state average, according to the AAA Mid-Atlantic Weekend Gas Watch.
Gas prices are at their highest-ever levels nationally for February at $3.76 per gallon for regular grade. The Maryland average is $3.71 a gallon, but it is $3.77 in the Hagerstown area, the AAA said.
However, regular grade gas was $3.76 per gallon in the area on Tuesday, lower than it was at certain points last week, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder at http://midatlanticaaa.com.
The lowest and highest prices for regular gas in the Hagerstown area were $3.69 and $3.79 per gallon, respectively, according to the AAA.
In Hancock, there was a ride range of prices between stations. The Liberty gas station on East Main Street just east of Hancock was selling regular grade gas at $3.79 per gallon. Mid-grade there was $3.89 a gallon, and 93-octane premium grade was $4.06.