Gas falls two cents in South Central Ohio


According to AAA East Central’s Fuel Gauge Report, South Central Ohio gas prices have fallen two cents. The national average is $2.770. This week’s South Central Ohio average price was $2.719. The average price during the week of July 6 was $2.739. The average price during the week of July 15, 2014 was $3.539

On the National Front

Today’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.77 per gallon. The average is just fractions of a penny more than a week ago and is at the lowest mark for this date in nearly five years. Nationally, the retail average has fallen for 19 of the past 30 days. Many consumers continue to save at the pump with national prices down three cents per gallon month-over-month.

Domestic supply factors continue to influence gas prices in some states. However, lower global crude oil prices are contributing downward pressure on gasoline prices across the nation. The impact of the Greek debt crisis and diplomatic negotiations with Iran pushed the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil to multi-month lows over the past week. Both international events have the potential to put additional downward pressure on price and contribute to the oversupply that currently characterizes global oil markets. After temporarily dropping below the $52 per barrel mark during Friday’s trading session, WTI prices recovered most of their losses at the close of formal trading on the NYMEX to close the week down four cents at $52.74 per barrel.

South Central Ohio Area Prices

Here is the price per gallon of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:

Athens: $2.717

Chillicothe: $2.662

Columbiana: $2.716

East Liverpool: $2.680

Gallipolis: $2.790

Hillsboro: $2.665

Ironton: $2.751

Jackson: $2.708

Logan: $2.658

Marietta: $2.718

Portsmouth: $2.794

Steubenville: $2.744

Washington Court House: $2.687

Waverly: $2.771

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