AAA: Ohio Gas Up 9 Cents From Last Week

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- As oil prices rise, Ohio motorists have seen the cost of gasoline go up 9 cents from last week, making for two straight weeks of increasing prices.

A survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express has regular-grade gas averaging $2.54 in the state, up from last Monday's $2.45.

Ohio gas also costs more than it did a month ago, when the average was $2.47.

Last year at this time, gas was a more expensive $2.72.

The cost of crude oil is at its highest levels of the year, approaching $80 per barrel.

Last week, crude broke out of a five-month trading range of between $65 and $75 a barrel on a weakening U.S. dollar and expectations that oil demand will eventually recover as the world economy grows next year.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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