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Gas prices are down

Gas prices are down

(Cleveland)- Gas prices in Ohio keep moving in the right direction.

After hovering around $4 a gallon for a couple weeks because of refinery problems in the Great Lakes region, prices at the pump here have fallen 42 cents in the past two weeks.

The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.50 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's down 24 cents less than at the same time last week.

"Relief continues to show up at pumps in the Great Lakes, while the opposite trend has started in California," said clevelandgasprices.com senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Gasoline prices are certainly a bit wacky right now across the country with prices moving in difference directions, but from what we saw in the last few days with oil prices, I’m hopeful that most areas of the United States will see new or continued relief for at least the first half of this week, with some areas seeing a continued drop for most of this week," DeHaan said.

The Ohio price is now below the national average of $3.57 - 4 cents lower than last week and 7 cents lower than this time last month.

Refinery problems were blamed for pushing gas prices way up earlier in June.

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