Prices at the gas pump in Ohio have been up for a while. Here's why.
The Ohio AAA’s Director of Public Affairs, Kimberly Schwind, says the average price for gas in the Buckeye State is $3.33 a gallon.
“That’s 29 cents more than a month ago and 69 cents more than a year ago when we were sitting at $2.64 a gallon," said Schwind.
Schwind said there are a couple of potential reasons for the increase. She said there’s a concern that Russia might invade Ukraine coupled with the fact that more people are driving as pandemic restrictions are being lifted.
Schwind said if you want to get a deal, the lowest price on gas is $3.18 per gallon in Hardin County. She said people who fill their tanks in Carroll county are paying the most. She said the average price of gasoline there is $3.40 per gallon.
Schwind also said Ohio's gas prices are below the national average of $3.53 per gallon.
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