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Ohio gas prices up over several weeks

National average dips

COLUMBUS (AP) — Gas prices in Ohio are running higher than last week.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was about $2.47 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s 8 cents more than a week ago and 23 cents more than a month ago. A year ago, the state average was $3.05 for regular fuel.

The state average has increased in recent weeks even as the national figures dropped over the same span.

Monday’s national average for regular fuel was about $2.31, up a couple pennies from last week but slightly lower than a month ago. It’s significantly cheaper than at this time last year, when the average was $3.21.