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Gas prices drop 19 cents in Akron, 17 cents in Cleveland: Why GasBuddy says price outlook is 'murky'

The national average also dropped 2.6 cents per gallon to $3.76, according to GasBuddy.

AKRON, Ohio — Drivers are getting some relief at the gas pump as prices are falling throughout Northeast Ohio.

GasBuddy released new data early Monday that showed Akron’s average price is now listed at $3.63 per gallon after dropping 19.6 cents within the last week.

LIST & MAP: Where to find the cheapest gas prices near you

Prices in Cleveland, meanwhile, have fallen 17.2 cents since last week as the average cost now stands at $3.70. For context, that puts Cleveland’s prices 9.4 cents lower than one month ago and 42.1 cents higher than this date last year.

"After rising the week prior, the national average has changed directions again, posting a modest weekly decline with prices dropping in a majority of states,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “The decline has been partly driven by Great Lakes states, where prices fell by 15-25 cents per gallon due to an improvement in the refining situation, and also oil prices, which fell back under $90 per barrel last week. With oil prices remaining volatile, the outlook is murky, but I'm hopeful in the lead up to Thanksgiving we'll see prices declining in more states, while others may not be quite as lucky. Regardless, we'll still be seeing the most expensive Thanksgiving Day prices on record."

The national average dropped 2.6 cents per gallon to $3.76, according to GasBuddy.

Historical gasoline prices in Cleveland and the national average going back 10 years:

  • November 14, 2021: $3.28/g (U.S. Average: $3.40/g)
  • November 14, 2020: $1.96/g (U.S. Average: $2.13/g)
  • November 14, 2019: $2.58/g (U.S. Average: $2.62/g)
  • November 14, 2018: $2.46/g (U.S. Average: $2.67/g)
  • November 14, 2017: $2.59/g (U.S. Average: $2.57/g)
  • November 14, 2016: $1.99/g (U.S. Average: $2.15/g)
  • November 14, 2015: $2.09/g (U.S. Average: $2.17/g)
  • November 14, 2014: $2.93/g (U.S. Average: $2.90/g)
  • November 14, 2013: $3.23/g (U.S. Average: $3.18/g)
  • November 14, 2012: $3.53/g (U.S. Average: $3.44/g)


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on Nov. 14, 2022.

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