COLUMBUS: Ohio gas prices are down to start the work week, following weeks of increases.
The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $3.51 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s about 14 cents lower than last Monday.
Monday’s price is 14 cents higher than a month ago, but is considerably lower than the $3.72 per gallon that Ohioans were paying a year ago.
The national average Monday was about $3.53 per gallon, which is up a penny from last week, and 14 cents higher than a month ago.
Analysts say ongoing seasonal maintenance at refineries and concerns over simmering tensions in the Ukraine have been keeping prices up.