Three months after gasoline prices in the Valley surpassed $5 a gallon, the price at the pump in some local communities has dropped to nearly $3.

As of Monday morning, a review of gas prices reported on the website gasbuddy.com showed the cheapest price in Howland Township, where you could find regular gas selling for $3.05 a gallon.

However, prices throughout the valley vary radically, especially in Mercer County where, because of Pennsylvania’s hefty .58 cent per gallon tax, average gas prices were still just below $4 as the week began.

Pennsylvania’s statewide average gas price is currently $3.85, which is .18 cents more than the national average of $3.67. 

While Ohio’s current statewide average dropped 11 cents over the last week to $3.41 according to Triple-A, regular is selling for even less in Valley with prices averaging $3.30 in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, and $3.27 in Trumbull County.

The Energy Information Administration reported that gas demand decreased last week.

Fluctuating oil prices have led to smaller pump price decreases. However, AAA reports that if oil prices continue to rise, the national average will likely reverse as pump prices increase.

.Below is a sampling of some local regular gasoline prices from gasbuddy.com as of Monday morning.

  • Austintown - $3.29 – Sheetz, Mahoning Ave.
  • Boardman - $3.19 - Speedway, Route 224
  • Brookfield - $3.31 – Sunoco, Brookfield Rd.
  • Campbell - $3.29 - Shell, McCartney Road
  • Canfield - $3.19- Sheetz, Route 224
  • Champion - $3.19– Kwik Fill, Mahoning Ave.
  • Cortland - $3.17- Speedway, S. Mecca
  • East Liverpool - $3.29 – BP, Dresden Ave.
  • Girard - $3.27 - Sunoco, S. State St.
  • Greenville - $3.95 -  Citgo, Hadley Rd.
  • Grove City - $3.89 - Jiffy, S. Center
  • Hermitage - $3.95 - Speedway, S. Hermitage Rd.
  • Howland - $3.05 – Sunoco, Niles Cortland Rd.
  • Hubbard - $3.37 - Sunoco, Youngstown-Hubbard Rd.
  • Kinsman - $3.39- Gulf, State Route 7
  • Liberty - $3.27 - Speedway, Belmont Ave.
  • Lisbon - $3.14 - Circle K, N. Market St.
  • Mercer - $3.95 - Sheetz, S. Erie
  • Newton Falls - $3.35 - Falls Convenience, Milton Blvd.
  • New Middletown - 
  • North Lima - $3.19 - Pilot, Market St
  • Niles - $3.15 -  Sunoco, Youngstown Warren Rd.
  • Salem - $3.14 - Circle K, W. State St.
  • Sharon – $3.95 – Speedway, E. Connelly Blvd.
  • Struthers - $3.29 - Sunoco,  Struthers Liberty Road.
  • Warren - $3.15 - Pit Stop, Elm Road
  • Youngstown - $3.19 - Shell, Market Street