OHIO – After declining for a week gas prices are up again across the county to 2.5 cents per gallon. Summer travel will see gas prices rise with heavy demand.
The national average of gas is 3.09 per gallon according to AAA.com, that’s almost a dollar more than it was a year ago.
“With oil’s continued push higher, fueled by continued strong demand globally and production only slowly answering, gasoline prices have had no choice but following oil’s rise last week setting a new 2021 high,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “As we approach July 4, it appears the only way forward is for gas prices to continue to rise as Americans’ insatiable demand for gasoline continues to act as a catalyst. And with hurricane season soon coming into its prime, we have plenty more catalysts for a rise in price, and few that could restrain the situation. Motorists should prepare to dig deeper for the second half of the summer, unfortunately.”
The states with the lowest average prices: Mississippi ($2.71), Louisiana ($2.72) and Texas ($2.76).
The states with the highest priced states: California ($4.27), Hawaii ($3.96) and Nevada ($3.71).
In Ohio, it is difficult to find gas under 3 dollars. In Circleville, if you want cheap gas head over to Kingston where Valero has it for 2.89 a gallon. Closer to Circleville you will pay just over 3 dollars at Love’s at 3.07. Ashvilles low price is Sunoco on Long Street.
Gas in Ross County is lower than in Pickaway, with an average of around 3.05 per gallon. You can fill up the cheapest at Speedway on North Bridge for 3.01 per gallon.