With National Pump Prices at Year’s Highest, South Central Ohio Prices Surge

Ohio, Gas Prices
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Gas prices in South Central Ohio have increased for the third week in a row, rising by almost a dime to $2.582 per gallon this week, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. 

Gas price averages are volatile across the Great Lakes and Central states with a 31-cent disparity between the highest and lowest prices, with Ohioans paying 6 cents more to fill up since last Monday.

Gasoline inventories dropped for a fourth week, lowering total inventories to 57.8 million barrels. This total is in-line with levels from a year ago.

Today’s average prices: South Central Ohio Average                           $2.582
Average price during the week of April 2, 2018                                      $2.487
Average price during the week of April 10, 2017                                    $2.392

Here is the price per gallon of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:

$2.594       Athens
$2.565       Chillicothe
$2.576       Columbiana
$2.491       East Liverpool
$2.620       Gallipolis
$2.396       Hillsboro
$2.595       Ironton
$2.645       Jackson
$2.580       Logan
$2.617       Marietta
$2.623       Portsmouth
$2.590       Steubenville
$2.638       Washington Court House
$2.622       Waverly

On the National Front
Gas prices have held at their highest price of the year – $2.66 – for one week. And motorists are seeing fluctuating prices at the pump from state to state with jumps as high as 12-cents in Utah and declines as much as 7-cents in Michigan since last Monday.

According to the EIA’s latest weekly report, gasoline inventories dropped by 1.1 million barrels. Additionally, demand for gasoline remains robust at 9.2 million barrels per day and is more in line with demand levels at the same time in 2017.

At the close of Friday’s formal trading session on the NYMEX, West Texas Intermediate decreased $1.48 to settle at $62.06.

Additionally, Baker Hughes, Inc. reported that the U.S. gained 11 active oil rigs last week, raising the total number to 808.

Motorists can find current gas prices nationwide, statewide, and countywide at GasPrices.AAA.com.

AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 80 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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