OH gas prices slip, staying under national average

Caroline Beck
April 20, 2017

Prices in Western New York are hovering at an average of $2.48 per gallon, AAA says.

The price rose close to 2 cents during the past week, averaging $2.12 a gallon across the state, according to gas price gauger GasBuddy.

Average retail gasoline prices in OH have fallen 5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.31 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio.

SC ($2.13) continues to have the least expensive gas in the nation while Hawaii leads the nation with the most expensive gas at $3.06.

Oil prices swelled last week to their highest levels since March 1.

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The federal government estimates a national average price through the summer driving season, which ends in September, at $2.45 per gallon. That's about 37 cents more than it was at the same point a year ago.

Last week, crude oil futures held onto the week's gains closing out above $53 per barrel. That's an increase of 11.1 cents per gallon during the last month and 29.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Track gas prices in your community by downloading the WHIO app and clicking on Pump Patrol. The national average inched up a penny to $2.40 per gallon. The national average, now $2.41, has increased for 20 straight days, AAA Tidewater says.

Driver Clyde Naser from Alaska said, "I know in Wisconsin truckers go right through Wisconsin on account of the gas tax". "With almost 80 percent of family travelers planning a road trip this year, higher gas prices are making shorter trips to national parks and theme parks the most desired travel destinations".

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