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Gas prices rise locally and statewide

VW independent staff/submitted information

Average gasoline prices in Ohio have risen 14.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.15 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,345 stations in Ohio. Prices in Ohio are 31.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 11.2 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has risen 6.9 cents in the last week and stands at $3.99 per gallon.

Early this morning, gas was $3.10 per gallon at Pak-A-Sak on N. Washington St. Scott Truxell/Van Wert independent

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Ohio was priced at $2.69 per gallon yesterday while the most expensive was $3.69 per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.17/g today. The national average is up 9.6 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 20.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.

“We’ve seen the national average price of gasoline inching higher now for three straight weeks, but I’m afraid the worst is yet to come,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “With several major refinery issues persisting across various regions, the eventual transition to summer gasoline is likely to continue to put upward pressure on prices, with larger weekly increases likely coming in March and April.”

Historical gasoline prices in Ohio and the national average going back ten years:

February 12, 2023: $3.26/g (U.S. Average: $3.37/g)

February 12, 2022: $3.23/g (U.S. Average: $3.48/g)

February 12, 2021: $2.44/g (U.S. Average: $2.49/g)

February 12, 2020: $2.32/g (U.S. Average: $2.42/g)

February 12, 2019: $2.15/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)

February 12, 2018: $2.36/g (U.S. Average: $2.56/g)

February 12, 2017: $2.12/g (U.S. Average: $2.27/g)

February 12, 2016: $1.50/g (U.S. Average: $1.70/g)

February 12, 2015: $2.33/g (U.S. Average: $2.23/g)

February 12, 2014: $3.39/g (U.S. Average: $3.31/g)

POSTED: 02/12/24 at 5:29 am. FILED UNDER: News