Pain at the pump: Ohio gasoline prices 54 cents higher than last month

Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have risen 13.8 cents per gallon in the past week.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Feb 18, 2013


Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have risen 13.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.81 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio.

This compares with the national average that has increased 11.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.68 per gallon, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Ohio during the past week, prices Sunday were 36.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 54.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 42.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 16.7 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

"The steady climb of retail gas prices is likely to continue following double-digit increases in wholesale prices with fuel production tightening in the majority of the country's refineries," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Gregg Laskoski. "Los Angeles has climbed to $4.28 per gallon with a 55-cent average price increase in the past month, and that rate was surpassed in Chicago ($4.09 average price) and Detroit ($3.86 per gallon average), where motorists saw 63- and 64-cent respective increases over the same period. New York crossed the $4 threshhold too."

This is the sixth straight week that gas prices have risen in northern Ohio.

Since mid-January the national price at the pump has been propelled higher by somewhat more expensive crude oil, but more notably by regional refinery issues and the approaching switchover to summer-blend gasoline. Unlike recent years (Libya in 2011 and Iran in 2012), escalating geopolitical tensions overseas have not been a major contributing factor to the early-year price increase. Without a similar “risk premium” built into futures prices or new market-moving news, AAA expects that the increases to the national average will slow as temporary production concerns are addressed. Based on this expectation, the national average is likely to peak this spring at a lower price than in 2011 ($3.98 on May 5) and 2012 ($3.94 on April 5 and 6).


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swissey once again ignore facts or confused about facts as you usually are. I did state SUSTAINED, gas did go near or above $4 in the highest driving season for a short time under President Bush, his actions of issuing new drilling permits and releasing excess oil from the national reserve brought it down. Obama has done nothing to control gas costs because high gas cost helps in his redistribution and socialist agenda. Once again the messiah screws the middle class. Did AF#1 use green energy for his weekend golf outing, and who payed the fuel costs? For all the feel good libs remember your support every time you gas up..........


and to think the middle class IS PAYING MORE in TAXES. i thought they weren't supposed to???


Our Nation's Founding Fathers must be rolling over in their graves.

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Windy I hope not, the present administration would dig them up and tax them because they didn't pay their fair share....


I would laugh, but I think you're right.


Notice how the typical liberal posters are nowhere to be found on this topic. They can't blame Bush for this

We should do away with the Federal Reserve. Its time to stop printing and spending and ONLY SPENDING what we bring in each year. This bubble is going to pop and when it does, our country will be crippled. Our government sees it coming.....why do you think they are pushing so hard to take away our guns.


nice post. THEY'RE TAKIN OUR GUNS, THE END IS NEAR, that's why we're fighting wars in foreign countries. Oh, I forgot, this is no longer a topic that the media reports on. WE ARE DOOMED. Just got done with my bunker today, heading out to buy supplies and ammo.

Cliff Cannon

@ methodman : Must disagree with " WE ARE DOOMED". " Americans ",with freedom running through there veins are never " DOOMED ". No we 'Americans' just look,seek and find a new way to continue building our country to the best of our ability's,don't we ?

And if that brightest possible future includes fighting to get there. So be it. However,please never ever let words of surrender like " we are doomed " enter your mind.

After all if your an " American " concerned enough, to speak your mind. Then,obviously,your blessed with enough courage as well as leadership ability's to make the future as bright as possible,aren't you ?

So, correct me if I am wrong in asking; If a leader such as your self won't seek to inspire others. Who will ?


Talk to those in Ag. or related business. The cost is always passed on or wrote off with fuel. Oh well you'll pay.

Brock Lee

it bush falt lol