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Published: Monday, 4/4/2011

Ohio gas prices up 12 cents from last week


COLUMBUS, Ohio  — Oil prices at their highest levels in 2 1/2 years have helped to push Ohio gas prices up 12 cents from last week.

A survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express shows the statewide average price for regular-grade gasoline is now $3.67 a gallon, compared to $3.55 last Monday.

Ohio gas prices have risen nearly 20 cents in the last month and are up 92 cents from a year ago, when regular was averaging $2.75 in the state.

Oil now tops $108 a barrel because of growing demand in China and continued instability in some oil-producing countries in the Middle East and northern Africa. All of that has helped to bring about the highest gas prices ever seen at this time of year.

Find the lowest gas prices in the Toledo area at toledoblade.com/gas.

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