Gas Prices

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The holiday shopping forecast for the state of Ohio is better than last year’s, according to a study by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center, but the Dayton-area forecast is the worst in the state.

This holiday season Ohio retailers are looking at a 3.5 percent increase in sales compared to 2012. That estimate, produced by the Economics Center for the Ohio retail group “Focus On Ohio’s Future,” lags behind the national forecast of 3.9 percent. And it lags behind the same estimate last year, when Ohio retailers predicted a 4.2 percent increase from 2011.

Dayton Gas Prices Among Most Volatile In The Country

Aug 22, 2013
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Dayton ranks third in the U.S. for fluctuations in gas prices, following behind Fort Wayne, IN and Indianapolis, IN. A report by GasBuddy finds that the Midwest in general sees more of these steep price hikes. Dayton recorded a single day average price hike of $0.31.

But it’s not all bad news, according to Greg Laskoski, a petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.  For 171 days, the price of gas in Dayton actually decreased by a penny or more per gallon

July Third is one of the biggest travel days of the year and there’s good news and bad news for Ohio motorists.

Ohio motorists are seeing lower gas prices than a week ago.

A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was listed at an average of $3.56 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's 14 cents less than last Monday's average of $3.70.

The national average for regular gas is about $3.63 per gallon, down about 4 cents from a week ago.

The Ohio average is 21 cents lower than at the same time last month, and 28 cents lower than the same time in 2012.

Ohio drivers are seeing another slight bump at the gas pump to start the work week.

A gallon of regular gas in Ohio is listed at an average of $3.70 in today's survey from auto club AAA and its partners . That's 3 cents more than last Monday's average of $3.67.

The national average for regular gas is about $3.67 per gallon, down about 2 cents from a week ago.

The lowest average price in Ohio was about $3.64 in the Youngstown and Warren areas in northeast Ohio.

Gas prices are up slightly in Ohio as the new work week begins.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was about $3.73 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's about 3 cents higher than a week ago.

The lowest price in the state is about $3.66 in the Dayton-Springfield area.

The national average is $3.75, which is a few cents lower than a week ago. But the national average is 25 cents more than at the same time last month.

Prices at Ohio gas pumps are higher this week.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.52 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's 13 cents higher than a week ago.

The state average mirrors the national average of $3.52, which is 17 cents higher than a week ago. The price in Ohio is about 29 cents higher than the same time last month.

Experts say prices are continuing to rise because of solid economic recovery in China and the U.S. and other factors.

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 Monday'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.

The lowest average price in Ohio Monday was $3.16 in the Toledo area.

Gasoline costs slightly more this week at Ohio gas pumps, though it's still much cheaper than the highs seen during the spring.

A survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express shows Ohio's average price for regular-grade gasoline is $3.60 a gallon, up 2 cents from last Monday's $3.58.

Ohio prices soared to a record $4.16 for regular on May 4 following a spike in oil prices as an anti-government uprising in
Libya caused shortages of crude from that country.