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Average gas prices drop below $5 per gallon in Northeast Ohio: Down 11 cents in Akron, 6 cents in Cleveland

The average price in Akron and Cleveland is now below $5 per gallon.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous story on June 16, 2022.

Gas prices have made a slight drop within the last week. According to new data released by GasBuddy early Monday morning, drivers in Akron are now paying 10.9 cents less than one week ago, while Cleveland is experiencing a smaller drop of 6.1 cents.

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That puts Akron’s average at $4.89 per gallon and Cleveland’s at $4.98 per gallon. For context, GasBuddy says prices in Cleveland are currently 52.9 cents higher than one month ago and $2.03 more expensive than one year ago.

“Finally some relief! For the first time in nine weeks, gasoline prices have fallen, following a broad sell-off in oil markets last week, pushing the national average back under the $5 level with most states seeing relief at the pump," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "I'm hopeful the trend may continue this week, especially as concerns appear to be mounting that we may be on the cusp of an economic slowdown, putting downward pressure on oil. But the coast isn't yet entirely clear. We could see the national average fall another 15 to 30 cents, if we're lucky, by the time fireworks are flying, barring any unexpected shutdowns at a time when the market is extremely sensitive to such."

The national average (currently $4.97) also made a slight dip as prices fell 4.2 cents per gallon during the last week. That’s up 37.3 cents per gallon from one month ago and $1.92 higher than one year ago.

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

  • June 20, 2021: $2.96/g (U.S. Average: $3.05/g)
  • June 20, 2020: $2.22/g (U.S. Average: $2.12/g)
  • June 20, 2019: $2.43/g (U.S. Average: $2.66/g)
  • June 20, 2018: $2.70/g (U.S. Average: $2.87/g)
  • June 20, 2017: $2.13/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)
  • June 20, 2016: $2.42/g (U.S. Average: $2.33/g)
  • June 20, 2015: $2.78/g (U.S. Average: $2.80/g)
  • June 20, 2014: $3.78/g (U.S. Average: $3.68/g)
  • June 20, 2013: $3.61/g (U.S. Average: $3.60/g)
  • June 20, 2012: $3.57/g (U.S. Average: $3.48/g)

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on June 13, 2022.

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