Ohio Leads Nation with Cheapest Gasoline

Ohio, Gas Prices
Gas pumps by Natalie Maynor
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Gas prices continued their downward trend again this week in Northeast Ohio, falling by an average of 10 cents to $2.355 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. 

For a second straight week, the Midwest and Central states are seeing some of the largest declines in gas prices and some of the cheapest gas in the country.  In addition to experiencing one of the largest decreases over the week, Ohio has the least expensive gasoline average in the country today ($2.27). 

Gasoline inventories jumped 1.3 million barrels in the Great Lakes and Central states – the largest of any region in the country – which contributes to the drop in gas prices.  The only other region to see a build on the week was the West Coast, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). 

This week’s average prices: Northeast Ohio Average: $2.355
Average price during the week of September 18, 2017: $2.452
Average price during the week of September 26, 2016: $2.080

Average prices of the unleaded self-service gasoline in various areas:

$2.350        Alliance
$2.203        Ashland
$2.409        Ashtabula
$2.499        Aurora
$2.437        Chesterland
$2.329        Cleveland
$2.324        Elyria
$2.272        Independence
$2.318        Lorain
$2.402        Lyndhurst
$2.273        Massillon
$2.380        Mentor
$2.454        New Philadelphia
$2.336        Niles
$2.296        Norwalk
$2.381        Oberlin
$2.330        Parma
$2.327        Ravenna
$2.395        Solon
$2.308        Willard
$2.422        Youngstown

On the National Front
One month after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, motorists are finally seeing consistent declines in gas prices.  At $2.57, today’s national average is five cents less than a week ago, 22 cents more expensive than a month ago, and 36 cents more than a year ago.

According to the Department of Energy, Gulf Coast refinery operations were up nearly 10 percent for the week ending September 15.  Overall, 10 refineries are operating at reduced rates, while three remain shut down.  In addition, the Colonial Pipeline remains on about a seven-day gasoline delivery delay, but they estimate that by the end of the month the pipeline will be returning to normal deliveries.

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance.  Learn more at AAA.com/mobile.

AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 81 local offices in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia serving 2.7 million members.  News releases are available at news.eastcentral.aaa.com.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

For More Information, Contact:
Jim Garrity, Public & Community Relations Manager
Desk: 412-365-7274 / Cell: 412-905-9021 / Email: Garrity.James@aaaec.com

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