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Gas prices jump 14 cents in Akron, 6 cents in Cleveland despite dip in national average

Akron's average is now at $3.60 per gallon with Cleveland at $3.61, according to GasBuddy.

AKRON, Ohio — Drivers in Northeast Ohio are dealing with yet another rise in gas prices within the last week.

Gas prices went up 13.9 cents in Akron with the average now listed at $3.60 per gallon. GasBuddy says that Cleveland, meanwhile, saw a smaller increase of 6.1 cents for an average of $3.61.

For some additional context, GasBuddy says prices in Cleveland are now 9.6 cents lower than a month ago -- but remain 58.4 cents higher than this time last year.

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

This comes as the national average has fallen for 12 straight weeks -- now listed at $3.75 per gallon -- after dropping 7.7 cents per gallon since last week, according to new data released by GasBuddy early Tuesday morning.

"The national average has declined for 12 straight weeks, the longest tally since 2018, and it could soon eclipse that mark if we see two more weeks of decline. Though, that may be more challenging given OPEC's decision yesterday to cut oil production," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "For now, price movements will be contingent on where you are, with California seeing some minor increases, while the Great Lakes could see an upward move as BP's refinery outage has had an impact on supplies. In the Gulf and Rockies, prices may continue to fall, so a very mixed bag for motorists in the week ahead. In addition, there are several disturbances in the Atlantic to keep an eye on, but we do switch back to cheaper winter gasoline in just over a week which should provide some additional relief."

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

  • September 6, 2021: $3.03/g (U.S. Average: $3.17/g)
  • September 6, 2020: $2.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.20/g)
  • September 6, 2019: $2.55/g (U.S. Average: $2.56/g)
  • September 6, 2018: $2.73/g (U.S. Average: $2.85/g)
  • September 6, 2017: $2.54/g (U.S. Average: $2.67/g)
  • September 6, 2016: $2.08/g (U.S. Average: $2.19/g)
  • September 6, 2015: $2.17/g (U.S. Average: $2.40/g)
  • September 6, 2014: $3.44/g (U.S. Average: $3.44/g)
  • September 6, 2013: $3.60/g (U.S. Average: $3.57/g)
  • September 6, 2012: $3.82/g (U.S. Average: $3.82/g)


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