Ohio gasoline prices are still sliding and have gone down another 16 cents in the past week.
The latest survey from AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express shows the statewide average for regular-grade gas is $1.71 per gallon, down from $1.87 last Monday.
Ohio prices are the lowest since January 2005, according to AAA. The auto club also indicates Ohio’s current prices are the fourth lowest in the country, behind Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas.
One month ago, Ohioans were paying $2.51 a gallon, on average. Last year at this time, regular was averaging about $3.02 in the state.
Gas prices have continued to fall as worries about a broadening recession have pushed oil down around the level of $50 a barrel.
On the Net: AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report for Ohio