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Gas prices drop 16 cents in Akron, 10 cents in Cleveland

The average price for a gallon of gas now stands at $3.45 in Akron and $3.52 in Cleveland.

AKRON, Ohio — Drivers in Northeast Ohio are getting some relief at the gas pump as prices throughout the region have dropped within the last week.

Gas prices dropped 16.2 cents per gallon, bringing the city’s average to $3.45 per gallon. That’s according to new data released by GasBuddy early Monday morning.

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

Cleveland gas prices, meanwhile, have fallen 10.3 cents per gallon, bringing the average to $3.52. That means Cleveland gas prices are 9.5 cents lower than one month ago, but remain 52.6 cents more expensive than a year ago, GasBuddy notes.

The national average is now listed at $3.67 per gallon after dropping another 7.6 cents in the last week.

“We continue to see the national average price of gasoline decline, now for the 13th straight week. But, we're seeing drastically different price behaviors from coast to coast, with some areas seeing noticeable increases while others are seeing decreases," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Refinery issues in California are leading to increases in areas supplied by the state’s refineries, including areas of Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and of course, California. Gasoline supply remains tight for the East Coast with some modest moves up, while prices continue to edge lower in the Plains, South and areas of the Great Lakes. For now, I believe the drop in prices will overpower the increases, leading to potentially another decline this week, but we're in a very fragile time and certainly could see a broader move higher in the weeks ahead."

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

  • September 12, 2021: $3.00/g (U.S. Average: $3.15/g)
  • September 12, 2020: $2.06/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g)
  • September 12, 2019: $2.63/g (U.S. Average: $2.56/g)
  • September 12, 2018: $2.79/g (U.S. Average: $2.84/g)
  • September 12, 2017: $2.49/g (U.S. Average: $2.65/g)
  • September 12, 2016: $2.03/g (U.S. Average: $2.17/g)
  • September 12, 2015: $2.21/g (U.S. Average: $2.35/g)
  • September 12, 2014: $3.38/g (U.S. Average: $3.41/g)
  • September 12, 2013: $3.51/g (U.S. Average: $3.53/g)
  • September 12, 2012: $3.89/g (U.S. Average: $3.86/g)

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on Sept. 9, 2022.

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