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Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

VW gasoline prices static, below average

VW independent/submitted information

Gasoline prices in Van Wert remain significantly lower than the state and national average, and are mostly unchanged from last week.

Three stations have the lowest price in the city as of Monday morning at $2.54 a gallon. They include Murphy USA, the Pak-A-Sak Marathon station on North Washington Street, and the Lassus Handy Dandy station on North Washington.

Coming in at a penny more ($2.55 a gallon) are the Pak-A-Sak Marathon station on South Shannon Street, the One Stop Shop station on North Washington, and the Shell station on South Washington Street.

The high price, also the same as last week at $2.59 a gallon, can be found at the Marathon station at the Brookside Convenience Store on West Main Street and the Short Stop Sunoco station on East Main.

In Ohio, average retail gasoline prices have risen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.73 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio. This compares with the national average, which has increased 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.81 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Ohio during the past week, prices Sunday were 45.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 23.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 15.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 42.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

“The national average is now at its highest point since November 2014, with average gas prices advancing in nearly every state,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “The only good news for motorists? We’re nearing a turning point in the U.S. — gas prices are perhaps just a dime away from hitting a peak for the short-term, pending OPEC’s meeting in June.

“With refineries well positioned for the summer months, we look for some relief by mid-June, but do expect this summer to remain one of the priciest in the last few as average prices climb close to the psychological $3 per gallon barrier,” DeHaan added.

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 6:49 am. FILED UNDER: News