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The Suburbanite
  • Ohio gas prices rise slightly before Christmas

  • Prices inched up after some areas of Ohio saw pump numbers fall below the $3-per-gallon mark briefly the week before Christmas.

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  • Gas prices in Ohio are up slightly to start the Christmas week.
    The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.23 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 9 cents higher than a week ago, but it’s still 31 cents cheaper than this time last month.
    Prices inched up after some areas of Ohio saw pump numbers fall below the $3-per-gallon mark briefly the week before Christmas. On Monday, Dayton and Toledo had the lowest prices, with both areas averaging $3.20.
    The national average Monday was $3.25, about the same as last week.
    Gas prices are expected to stay lower through December, thanks to lower demand and higher inventories.
    Online: AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report