Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio gasoline prices are up 4 cents from a week ago amid the latest increases in oil prices.
A survey from auto club AAA, The Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express puts the current statewide average for regular-grade gasoline at $2.66, compared to last Monday's average of $2.62.
A year ago, Ohio motorists were paying a much lower $1.81 for regular, on average.
Oil has been trading around $80 per barrel on signs the U.S. economy may be improving.
Analysts say the cost of crude also has been boosted by colder weather that has increased demand for heating oil.
Oil prices rose 78 percent during 2009.
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