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Average price of gas in Northeast Ohio rises to more than $3 per gallon

While it remains below the national average, it's also a significant increase from this time a year ago.

CLEVELAND — Gas prices are on the rise in Northeast Ohio, according to new numbers from AAA.

Over the past week, the average price for gasoline across the region is up 11 cents, averaging $3.10 per gallon. This is a significant increase from the $2.99 price during the week of Sept. 13.

At this time a year ago, the average Northeast Ohio gas price was just $2.07 a gallon, over a dollar cheaper than the current number. The relatively low prices in 2020 were, in part, aided by a decrease in driving caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Across the state of Ohio, the average price of gas stands at $3.09 a gallon, still roughly 11 cents lower than the national average of $3.20. The latter figure matches a seven-year-high that was last seen in early August.

Despite the lower demand for gas post-Labor Day, the impact of Hurricane Ida and Hurricane Nicholas has slowed down oil production and refinery in the Gulf Coast. Since this is only the mid-way marker of hurricane season, motorists are expected to see price fluctuations into October.

AAA East Central's Gas Price Report also included the following list of average gas prices in surrounding areas across Northeast Ohio (figures have been rounded for convenience):

  • Alliance: $3.09
  • Ashland: $3.15
  • Ashtabula: $3.07
  • Aurora: $3.14
  • Chesterland: $3.16
  • Cleveland: $3.07
  • Elyria: $3.07
  • Independence: $3.08
  • Lorain: $3.02
  • Lyndhurst: $3.07
  • Massillon: $3.10
  • Mentor: $3.10
  • New Philadelphia: $3.09
  • Niles: $3,12
  • Norwalk: $3.14
  • Oberlin: $3.12
  • Parma: $3.10
  • Ravenna: $3.12
  • Solon: $3.15
  • Willard: $3.15
  • Youngstown: $3.05

Those interested in finding current gas prices nationwide, statewide, and countywide can find them at GasPrices.AAA.com.

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