COLUMBUS: Ohio drivers are paying less for fuel than some analysts had expected as the summer driving season gets under way.
The average price for regular gas in Ohio is about $3.66 a gallon in Tuesday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s up 2 cents from a week ago.
Gas was averaging $3.82 a gallon at this time last year.
Nationally, the average price for regular gas is about $3.64. That’s down four pennies from a week ago, and it’s about 15 cents cheaper than a year ago.
Crude oil prices have dropped during the past few weeks amid signs of slowing global growth and optimism that a military conflict over Iran’s nuclear capabilities could be avoided.
Online: AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report at http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.com/.