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Northeast Ohio gas prices remain above national average: See what drivers are paying in Akron and Cleveland

The average price for a gallon of gas is now listed at $3.38 per gallon in Cleveland, according to GasBuddy.
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AKRON, Ohio — While drivers in Akron have experienced a slight dip in gas prices within the last week, those in the Cleveland area have seen a small increase.

New data released by GasBuddy early Monday says the average price for a gallon of gasoline now stands at $3.34 in Akron, which is down 6.4 cents from last week.

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In Cleveland, the average price is listed at $3.38 per gallon, which is 0.9 cents higher than last week. For context, prices in Cleveland are currently 51.1 cents more expensive than a month ago and 27.7 cents higher than a year ago.

The national average has also seen an increase of 2.5 cents per gallon with the average now standing at $3.28.

"We've seen somewhat of a mixed week at the pump with some states seeing gasoline prices rise, while others have stabilized for the time being. The good news as of late has been the continued decline in average diesel prices, which fell over a penny per day last week," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Oil prices have seen a bit of a rally, finishing last week at nearly $80 per barrel again as Chinese demand starts to jump as expected, but with COVID cases and deaths now also surging in China, the jump in demand could be short-lived. Gas prices may nudge up slightly in the week ahead in some areas, while others could hold flat. The window on price drops however, appears to be coming up on the horizon as we get closer to what's likely to be a significant refinery maintenance period ahead of summer."

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

  • January 16, 2022: $3.10/g (U.S. Average: $3.30/g)
  • January 16, 2021: $2.26/g (U.S. Average: $2.39/g)
  • January 16, 2020: $2.62/g (U.S. Average: $2.57/g)
  • January 16, 2019: $1.92/g (U.S. Average: $2.24/g)
  • January 16, 2018: $2.40/g (U.S. Average: $2.54/g)
  • January 16, 2017: $2.25/g (U.S. Average: $2.33/g)
  • January 16, 2016: $1.75/g (U.S. Average: $1.91/g)
  • January 16, 2015: $1.97/g (U.S. Average: $2.07/g)
  • January 16, 2014: $3.36/g (U.S. Average: $3.30/g)
  • January 16, 2013: $3.23/g (U.S. Average: $3.29/g)

Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on Jan. 13, 2023.

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