OHIO – A new study from AAA says that gas prices are on the rise, just as experts had predicted at the end of December.
Gas prices hit a all time low due to the shutdowns that started in March, stopping travel and leaving people at home, barrels of oil hit rock bottom prices and we saw gasoline at less that .99 a gallon, now experts say that we will trend up in 2021 even to possibly 3 dollars a gallon.
“While Americans are nearly guaranteed to see higher gas prices in 2021, it’s not all bad news. Average prices are still likely to be quite affordable, but some distinct and unpredictable changes in the COVID-19 pandemic may leave their wallets a bit more empty this year,” said De Haan. “However, I’m very optimistic that we’ll see improvement in the pandemic and see gas prices stay far under their previous records, leading Americans to perhaps turn to the nation’s highways to seek happiness after a year of stress and challenges, slamming the door on what was an awful 2020,” said Gasbuddy.com.
This week we started that incline according to the AAA report. The average price of gasoline across South Central Ohio is nine cents higher this week at $2.362 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.
This week’s average prices: South Central Ohio Average:
Average price during the week of January 11, 2021
Average price during the week of January 21, 2020
The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: $2.407
Chillicothe at $2.254, the county at $2.35 seems to be the cheapest gas in the surrounding counties. Pickaway averages at $2.36 per gallon, Franklin at $2.38, Fayette at $2.401, and Fairfield the highest at $2.409.
What’s the price where you fill up?