Ohio fuel prices down; local prices up


LIMA — Gas prices in Ohio fell 8.6 cents per gallon last week to an average of $2.03 per gallon Monday, according to a daily survey of 5,345 Ohio gas stations by GasBuddy. Prices are now 6.7 cents per gallon lower than one month ago and 57.9 cents per gallon lower than they were this time last year.

Still, the average price for a gallon of gas in Lima rose 22.8 cents from Sunday ($1.82/gallon) to Monday ($2.04/gallon). Local prices were up 8.4 cents over last week and 3.9 cents compared to August but were still down 55.6 cents from last year’s average, according to GasBuddy estimates.

Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, said in a press release that season factors should continue pushing the cost of gas down in most areas of the U.S., especially amid concerns about the economy and declining demand for gasoline.

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