COLUMBUS — Rising oil prices have helped to fuel a big jump in Ohio gas prices from last week.
The latest survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express shows Ohio’s average price for regular-grade gasoline has jumped 19 cents from Oct. 4 to $2.84 a gallon.
In Medina, the cheapest gas per gallon was listed at $2.75 this morning at BP, 2900 Medina Road, and Sunoco, 2884 Medina Road, according to OhioGasPrices.com. Most stations had the rate for regular-unleaded fuel between $2.85 and $2.89 per gallon.
Ohio motorists are paying 3 cents more for gas than the national average of $2.81 cents per gallon. The most reasonable gas price per gallon statewide this morning was $2.61 at a Starfire station in New Lexington, while the most expensive was $3.19 per gallon at Discount Fuel in south Toledo.
Prices for crude oil last week flirted with $84 per barrel, increasing as the U.S. dollar fell.
A year ago, Ohioans were filling up for less, paying an average $2.45 for regular.
The Medina Gazette contributed information to this report.