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Gasoline prices are falling in Ohio, but still remain higher than the national average.

Ohio saw prices fall 16.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.73 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com's daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61 per gallon.

The average price of gasoline Sunday in Ohio was 9.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago, but are 7.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

"The national average has continued its downward decline in the last week, likely being helped by relief in the Great Lakes, a region that had been plagued with refining issues that have seemingly been resolved," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan on Monday. "While the national average stands higher than it did a year ago, we likely will see the average decline, and for motorists in the Great Lakes, the downward trend should mean well needed relief at the pump."

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