April 18, 2014

Medina
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Gas prices in Ohio up 12 cents in a week

COLUMBUS — Oil prices at their highest levels in 2 ½ years have helped to push Ohio gas prices up 12 cents from last week.

A survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express shows the statewide average price for regular-grade gasoline is now $3.67 a gallon, compared to $3.55 last Monday.

Ohio gas prices have risen nearly 20 cents in the last month and are up 92 cents from a year ago, when regular was averaging $2.75 in the state.

In the city of Medina, the most reasonable price for a gallon of regular-unleaded fuel was listed at $3.59 this morning at the Clark station, 427 N. Court St., according to OhioGasPrices.com.

The website lists a Swifty station in east Dayton as having the cheapest gas statewide at $3.37 per gallon, while the most expensive is $3.97 at a Hall Fuel Mart in Canton.

Oil now tops $108 a barrel because of growing demand in China and continued instability in some oil-producing countries in the Middle East and northern Africa. All of that has helped to bring about the highest gas prices ever seen at this time of year.

The Gazette contributed information to this report.