Ohio may see cheapest Thanksgiving gas prices in 5 years


LIMA — Gasoline prices in Ohio could end up being the cheapest in five years for a Thanksgiving weekend, according to GasBuddy.com.

A gas station at Cosco in Cincinnati was advertising gas for $1.49 per gallon Monday, the cheapest in the state. The highest price reported in the state was $2.39 per gallon, a 90-cent difference heading into the Thanksgiving holiday.

Overall, GasBuddy price estimates show Ohio gas prices fell by 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.92 per gallon Monday morning.

Here’s a look at prices around the region:

• Allen County, $1.72 per gallon average

• Auglaize County, $1.79 per gallon average

• Putnam County, $1.90 per gallon average

“With Thanksgiving nearly upon us and fewer Americans hitting the road, gas prices have seen some downward movement over the last week, even as oil prices hold near recent highs,” Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, said in a statement Monday. “We may end up seeing the lowest Thanksgiving prices in five years if prices continue to trend lower this week, a sign of how the coronavirus has sapped demand for the majority of the year.”

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