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COLUMBUS -- After dropping to around the $3 mark, prices at the pump in Ohio are back up to start the week.

The average Monday morning was $3.24 for a gallon of regular gas in the survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's a dime higher than at this time last week.

Thanks to healthy production, lower demand and other factors, some stations around the state had dropped below $3 briefly during the middle of last week. But the low price didn't stick.

The national average Monday was $3.26, down a penny from last week.

The Ohio average is 13 cents higher than a month ago, but 13 cents lower than a year ago.

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