Now that more and more businesses are reopening and people are heading back to “in-person” work I thought this would be a good time to look at the price of gas in various cities around Howard County (Columbia and Ellicott City) and Carroll County (Eldersburg and Westminster).

All data is from Gas Buddy as of July 10th

I will start with a look at gas prices around Columbia:

  • BJ’s: $2.79
  • Mobile: $3.09
  • Exxon: $3.19
  • Exxon: $3.15
  • Exxon & A Plus: $2.99
  • Shell: $3.05
  • Sunoco: $3.29
  • Exxon: $3.29
  • Liberty: $2.89
  • Shell: $3.09
  • Exxon: $3.15
  • Royal Farms: $2.95
  • Exxon $3.09
  • Exxon: $3.15
  • Shell $3.09
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Note: Some prices above are the Cash Only prices 

If I do an Olympic style average (remove the highest and lowest prices – bolded above) I get an average price of $3.09

See all Columbia area listings here: CLICK HERE


Next a look at gas prices around Ellicott City:

  • Crown: $2.89
  • BP: $2.93
  • Carroll Motor Fuels: $2.89
  • Exxon: $2.91
  • Shell: $2.99
  • Mobile: $2.99
  • Highs: $2.95
  • Shell: $2.99
  • BP: $2.88
  • Sunoco: $2.99
  • Shell: $3.29
  • Exxon: $3.03
  • Sunoco: $2.99

Note: Some prices above are the Cash Only prices

If I do an Olympic style average (remove the highest and lowest prices – bolded above) I get an average price of $2.96

See all Ellicott City area listings here: CLICK HERE


Next a look at gas prices around Eldersburg (also I am including listings in Sykesville, Finksburg and Gamber):

  • Martin’s: $2.89
  • Exxon: $2.89
  • WaWa: $2.87
  • Royal Farms: $2.89
  • Citgo: $2.79
  • Carroll Motor Fuels: $2.79
  • High’s Dairy Store: $2.87
  • Shell (Sykesville): $2.89
  • Royal Farms (Gamber): $2.89
  • Exxon (Finksburg): $2.85
  • Jiffy (Finksburg) $2.83
  • 7-Eleven (Finksburg): $2.85

Note: Some prices above are the Cash Only prices

If I do an Olympic style average (remove the highest and lowest prices – bolded above) I get an average price of $2.86

See all Eldersburg area listings here: CLICK HERE


Next a look at gas prices around Westminster:

  • Carroll Motor Fuels: $2.77
  • Citgo: $2.83
  • BJ’s: $2.81
  • Weis: $2.83
  • Sheetz: $2.83
  • High’s Dairy Store: $2.81
  • Jiffy Mart: $2.83
  • WaWa: $2.83
  • Giant: $2.89
  • Marathon: $2.85

Note: Some prices above are the Cash Only prices

If I do an Olympic style average (remove the highest and lowest prices – bolded above) I get an average price of $2.83

See all Westminster area listings here: CLICK HERE

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Across the nation the price of gas is up significantly now that we are coming out of this pandemic state we have been in for over a year. Here are some charts from Gas Buddy:

Averages over the past 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years and 8 years:

According to the charts above the average price of gas is at its highest levels (nationwide) in a long, long time.

See the charts above here: https://www.gasbuddy.com/charts

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Scott E

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