Area gas prices plummet


Northeast Ohio gas prices fell 11 cents per gallon to $3.47 this week, according to AAA East Central.

Tuesday’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.54 per gallon. This is seven cents less than a week ago and 15 cents less than this date last year.

Motorists in all but four states are paying less at the pump than one week ago. These declines have been most dramatic in the Midwest where retail prices have tumbled by a dime or more in six states The biggest declines were seen in Ohio (-14 cents), Michigan (-16 cents), and Indiana (-18 cents). These are among the same states where even more dramatic month-over-month declines have pulled the national average lower.

Less than half of the states currently enjoy a monthly savings at the pump, but Ohio, Michigan and Indiana have posted price reductions of 20 cents or more.

The lowest prices for gasoline according to a AAA survey were fund in Elyria, Lorain, Massillon and Willard with prices per gallon ranging from $3.37 to $3.39 per gallon.

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