July 25, 2016

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State gas prices fall 7 cents from last week

COLUMBUS — With a Chicago-area oil pipeline back in business, gasoline prices are dropping in Ohio and some other Midwestern states.

The latest survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express puts Ohio’s average price for regular-unleaded gasoline at $2.73 a gallon, down 7 cents from Sept. 13. However, OhioGasPrices.com lists the state average at just over $2.70 for today.

Gas prices went up quickly across the region after a leak was discovered Sept. 9 in an oil pipeline in Romeoville, Ill. The line was taken out of service.

The pipeline carries crude oil from Canada to refineries in the Midwest. Oil began flowing through it again on Friday after a 12-foot section of pipe was replaced.

In Medina, the cheapest cost of regular-unleaded fuel came in at $2.61 per gallon this morning at Speedway, 3239 Medina Road.

Statewide, lowest price per gallon today was in Southeast Cleveland at $2.48. Stations in Columbus and Chagrin Falls had gas as high as $2.89 a gallon.

Ohio’s current average price for regular is in line with the national average. One year ago, Ohioans were paying an average of $2.55.

The Gazette contributed to this report.