AAA: Ohio gas prices down 10 cents from last weekWritten by Associated Press | | firstname.lastname@example.org
(AP) — Gas is an average 10 cents cheaper this week at pumps around Ohio, helped by a drop in oil prices.
The latest survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express puts the state’s average price for regular-grade gasoline at $2.65 per gallon, down from about $2.75 last Monday. The current Ohio price also is 10 cents below the national average.
The cost of crude oil has fallen from more than $81 a barrel early last week to less than $76 and is at its lowest level in a month. The decline reflects investor worries that the world economy may not grow as much as expected in the second half of the year.
Ohio’s current gas prices are a little higher than a year ago, when regular was averaging $2.54.