The price of a gallon of gas in Ohio is 22.7 cents higher than it was a year ago, according to the gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Gasoline averaged $3.56 per gallon Sunday, based on a survey of 5,345 gas outlets. Nationwide, the average price was $3.55 per gallon.
“If anything positive came about as a result of Winter Storm ‘Nemo,’ it may be that the resulting ‘demand destruction’ seems to have flattened out the rate at which prices had been increasing in the Northeast and the Midwest too,” said Senior Petroleum Analyst Gregg Laskoski. “On the West Coast, motorists are less fortunate. With western refineries producing at 75% capacity (less than any other region), California has seen its average price increase by 14 cents per gallon over the past week; doubling the rate of increase over the same period for the rest of the country.”