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Published: 3/19/2012

Ohio gas prices average $3.79 a gallon

Nationwide prices have jumped about 31 cents in the past month

ASSOCIATED PRESS

COLUMBUS — Gasoline prices in Ohio have fallen 6 cents since last week, the first drop in five weeks.

The average price for regular gas is $3.79 a gallon in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. Last Monday’s average was $3.85.

Ohio drivers were paying about $3.53 this time last year, 26 cents less than the current average.

Nationwide gasoline prices have jumped to an average of $3.83 per gallon, 31 cents more than a month ago.

Signs of an improving U.S. economy has bolstered investor confidence and contributed to a rise in crude oil prices. Higher gasoline prices could crimp the economy by shrinking the amount of money people have to spend.

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



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