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Gas prices fall again in Northeast Ohio, down 17 cents in Akron and 12 cents in Cleveland: Why GasBuddy says drivers should 'be wary' of another spike

Akron drivers are now paying an average of $4.72 per gallon with Cleveland’s average now listed at $4.86.

AKRON, Ohio — Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous story regarding gas prices on June 22, 2022.

Although gas prices remain high across Northeast Ohio, drivers are finding some relief at the pump.

The average price for a gallon of gas has dipped 16.9 cents in Akron and 12.6 cents in Cleveland within the last week, according to new data released by GasBuddy early Monday morning. That puts Akron’s average at $4.72 per gallon and Cleveland’s average at $4.86.

For context, GasBuddy says that prices are currently 42.2 cents more per gallon than one month ago and $1.92 higher than one year ago.

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"With Independence Day a week away, gas prices have continued to fall for the second straight week as the price of oil has faltered, ushering in the drop we're seeing,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “The good news is we could also see a third straight week of decline. While prices will be at their highest July 4th level ever, they'll have fallen close to 20 cents since our peak in early June. Motorists should be wary that while the decline could continue for the week ahead, any sudden jolts to supply could quickly cause a turnaround, and risk remains that when the peak of hurricane season arrives, we could see a super spike at the pump."

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated gas prices story on June 23, 2022.

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

  • June 27, 2021: $2.93/g (U.S. Average: $3.09/g)
  • June 27, 2020: $2.21/g (U.S. Average: $2.17/g)
  • June 27, 2019: $2.66/g (U.S. Average: $2.71/g)
  • June 27, 2018: $2.68/g (U.S. Average: $2.85/g)
  • June 27, 2017: $2.09/g (U.S. Average: $2.24/g)
  • June 27, 2016: $2.30/g (U.S. Average: $2.30/g)
  • June 27, 2015: $2.81/g (U.S. Average: $2.78/g)
  • June 27, 2014: $3.65/g (U.S. Average: $3.68/g)
  • June 27, 2013: $3.37/g (U.S. Average: $3.52/g)
  • June 27, 2012: $3.34/g (U.S. Average: $3.37/g)

Nationally, the average price per gallon has dropped 8.8 cents within the last week with the average now listed at $4.88.

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