July 24, 2016

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Gas prices in Ohio continue downward trend

From staff and wire reports

COLUMBUS — Ohio gas prices are continuing to head south this winter.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the Buckeye State was $3.35 in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 2 cents lower than a week ago, and down 7 cents from this time last month.

But the Ohio average is still about 4 cents higher than the same week in 2011.

In the city of Medina, the cheapest per-gallon cost for fuel this morning was listed at $3.36 at Marathon, 3809 Pearl Road, according to OhioGasPrices.com.

Statewide, the most reasonable cost was $3.06 at a Murphy’s Express in South Point, while the most expensive was $3.79 at a Sunoco in Sugarcreek.

Nationally, the average cost was about $3.34 per gallon today. That’s about a nickel higher than the national average at this time last year. However, most experts say prices should continue to drop at a steady pace for the remainder of the year.

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