Ohio gasoline prices nearly 30 cents higher than rest of nation

Relief is on the way and likely will arrive in a few weeks, industry analyst says.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jun 10, 2013


Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have risen 7.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.91 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.64 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Ohio during the past week, prices were 34.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 32.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 6.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 7.8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

"While the national average has seen little change in the last week, prices in the Great Lakes have skyrocketed. In many cities in that region, new all-time record high prices have been set," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "In areas that have featured skyrocketing gasoline prices amidst stable oil prices, refineries continue to be beset with shutdowns, maintenance, and other problems that have hampered production of gasoline and other products, leading to much higher prices. While these situations are difficult for motorists to digest, relief is on the way and will likely arrive in a few weeks," DeHaan said.

GasBuddy operates OhioGasPrices.com and over 250 similar websites that track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. In addition, GasBuddy offers a free smartphone app which has been downloaded over 25 million times to help motorists find the lowest gasoline prices in their area.



Why is that ?

swiss family

and why is the price of gas in Norwalk, always higher than surrounding areas????



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swiss cheese kat

Huron county tax rate. You have been told this countless times.


Yeah only 3.29 out here in Missouri

unknown user

that is bull crap its bad enough this ecnnomy sucks jobs are at low rate in huron county but yet the gas price and everything else goes up


If you go to MSN.Com front page under the money section I think you will find a big answer to why prices should NOT be this high in the U.S...


Friend just came back from Tennessee and said gas was $3.19 there. And that was by a tourist trap lake that he was on vacation at.


Greed..You can drive to the next county & it's any where from .14-.20 cheaper..Farther south in Ohio it's even cheaper..I've even been told, it's because Norwalk has the race track..BIG DEAL!!!! GREEDY, GREEDY PEOPLE


" . . . it's because Norwalk has the race track."

Oh, so THAT is how they claim that Summit Motorsports is a "mega revenue generator". Very interesting!

swiss family

bikerwife.... I could NOT agree more!!!!

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swiss cheese kat

Huron county tax rate is higher.

swiss family

that might very well be true.Swisscheesekat....but there are other gas stations outside of Norwalk but still in Huron county, that are usually cheaper than Norwalk...


This article doesnt say in what form of "relief" we will be getting... hopefully some type of cream for my sore rear... taking it for so long has really taken a toll..


Our wallets will be lighter.


We are all getting gouged for bike week. When does anyone remember gas going up $.30 on a Sunday? Only when bike week starts. I think it sucks that area retailers are taking advantage of the influx of customers. Is not the millions of gallons you sell to CP visitors enough? McDonalds doesn't add $.50 on to a Big Mac for those 10 days.
Bike week ended on Sunday. Gas is already down to 3.79 at some Sandusky locations.

swiss family

"Middleright"... I won't argue with you at all , our local dealers are robbing us blind, and then making it sound like they are not doing it to us, just to the tourists????? right??? but you did mention McDonalds.. I have to say that several years ago, I used to buy the double cheeseburger off of their dollar menu... it was during the summer and I went to a Sandusky drive thru at McDonalds, and they did NOT offer that double cheeseburger... I asked about it, and was told that they do not put it on the summer menu over there because of the tourists business...they did offer it there but it was $2,25....

J Cooper

Its called greed, its not the drag strip, taxes or big oil. Two area distributors control 90% of the local market, the problem is a monopoly.

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swiss cheese kat

For the final time, Huron county has a higher tax rate.

According to the Ohio Department of Taxation, the sales tax rate in Huron County, Ohio is 7%.
According to the Ohio Department of Taxation, the sales tax rate in Erie County, Ohio is 6.5%.
According to the Ohio Department of Taxation, the sales tax rate in Richland county, Ohio is 6.75%.
According to the Ohio Department of Taxation, the sales tax rate in Lorain county, Ohio is 6.25%.

Get the picture?

swiss family

maybe you are not getting the picture..... there are other gas stations outside of Norwalk, but still in Huron county and their gas prices are cheaper than Norwalk's... are you now getting the picture????