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This will not make your wallet very happy.
As gas prices continue to surge throughout the nation, nowhere has the jump in cost been higher in the past week than in Ohio.
According to the AAA, gas prices in the Buckeye State are up by 11 cents per gallon this week for an average cost of $3.11. Although prices in Northeast Ohio surged by 12 cents this past week, the average cost is a little over $3 per gallon at $3.087.
At this time last year, the average price for gas during the week of July 20 in Northeast Ohio was just $2.104.
Currently, you can find the cheapest gallon of gas in Northeast Ohio in Lorain, where one gallon will cost you $3.009, and the most expensive gallon can be found in Willard, where the average price as of July 12 is $3.195.
"It’s a cruel summer at the gas pump with prices showing little signs of relief,” said Jeanette McGee, AAA spokesperson. “However, the more expensive prices aren’t stopping motorists from filling-up based on strong gasoline demand numbers.”
Since Memorial Day weekend, the national gas price average has increased 13 cents to $3.17. That is 98 cents more than a year ago, but 41 cents cheaper than this time in July 2014, when the national average was last above $3/gallon.
The AAA says one of the primary reasons for more expensive gas prices this summer is high crude oil prices. AAA expects higher pump prices to be the norm throughout the summer.