July 1, 2016

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Gas prices in Ohio tick up amid recovery hopes

— from staff and wire reports

COLUMBUS — Ohio gas prices are higher to start the new work week.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.24 in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 5 cents higher than a week ago.

Ohio’s prices are still below the national average of $3.30, which is about the same as last week.

In the city of Medina, the cheapest per-gallon cost for fuel this morning was listed at $3.22 at Marathon, 429 S. Court St., according to OhioGasPrices.com.

Statewide, the most reasonable cost was $2.85 at a Murphy USA in Amelia, while the most expensive was $3.79 at a Marathon station in Garfield Heights.

Experts say China and the U.S. appear to be on a solid track of economic recovery, which supports oil prices at higher levels. Prices are also rising because of increased energy consumption in China, which is enduring its coldest winter in nearly three decades.

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