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Gas prices rise another 7 cents in Cleveland, 1 cent in Akron

The average price in Cleveland is now listed at $3.70 per gallon.

CLEVELAND — Drivers are experiencing another increase at the pump as gas prices have increased within the last week.

New data released by GasBuddy early Monday says Cleveland gas prices have climbed 6.7 cents per gallon with the average now listed at $3.70. For some extra context, Cleveland gas prices are now 6.9 cents more per gallon that one month ago and 57.5 cents more expensive than a year ago.

Akron saw a smaller increase of 0.9 cents per gallon within the last week, bringing the city’s average price to $3.63.

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

The national average, meanwhile, went up 11.1 cents with a new average of $3.78 per gallon.

"With gas prices continuing to surge on the West Coast and Great Lakes, the national average saw its second straight weekly rise. But at the same time, areas of the Northeast and Gulf Coast have continued to see declines as the nation experiences sharp differences in trends between regions," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Some West Coast states saw prices rise 35 to 55 cents per gallon in the last week as refinery issues continued to impact gasoline supply, which fell to its lowest level in a decade in the region, causing prices to skyrocket. While I'm hopeful there will eventually be relief, prices could go a bit higher before cooling off. In addition, OPEC could decide to cut oil production by a million barrels as the global economy slows down, potentially creating a catalyst that could push gas prices up further."

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

  • October 3, 2021: $3.12/g (U.S. Average: $3.18/g)
  • October 3, 2020: $2.06/g (U.S. Average: $2.17/g)
  • October 3, 2019: $2.57/g (U.S. Average: $2.67/g)
  • October 3, 2018: $2.88/g (U.S. Average: $2.91/g)
  • October 3, 2017: $2.30/g (U.S. Average: $2.52/g)
  • October 3, 2016: $2.19/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
  • October 3, 2015: $2.38/g (U.S. Average: $2.29/g)
  • October 3, 2014: $3.25/g (U.S. Average: $3.31/g)
  • October 3, 2013: $3.28/g (U.S. Average: $3.36/g)
  • October 3, 2012: $3.67/g (U.S. Average: $3.78/g)


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on Oct. 1, 2022.

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