US – Gas Prices are at a 7 year high due to probable causes for the increase are a slight uptick in demand and the high price of crude oil according to AAA.com
Gas prices are at 3.20 cents nationally, two cents higher than last week.
“Global economic uncertainty and supply chain concerns caused by the lingering COVID-19 pandemic could be playing a role in keeping crude oil prices elevated,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “But, there may be some relief on the horizon due to the news that OPEC and its allies might ramp up production increases faster than previously agreed,” said AAA.
The good news is Ohio is in the mid-range of national retail trending about 3.11 per gallon of gas, while states like California are highest at 4.42 per gallon. Texas is on the low end at 2.85 per gallon of gas.