Gas prices falling in Ohio as national average rises
Gas prices have fallen across Northeast Ohio, as the national average rises.
The average price for gasoline across Northeast Ohio is six cents lower this week at $3.621 per gallon, according to Triple A East Central's Gas Price Report.
Average prices of the unleaded self-service gasoline in local areas:
• Niles: $3.683
• Youngstown: $3.621
• Ravenna: $3.529
• Ashtabula $3.643
• Alliance $3.662
According to Triple A, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline rose 11 cents over the last week to hit $3.67, due to the rising cost of oil.
According to new data from the Energy Information Administration, gas demand decreased from 9.3 to 8.94 million barrels per day last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks dropped slightly by 400,000 barrels to 222.2 million barrels.
Lower demand would typically push pump prices down; instead, elevated oil prices have pushed them higher.
Motorists can find current gas prices nationwide, statewide, and countywide at gasprices.aaa.com.