Gas prices hitting the $3 per gallon mark in Ohio

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A major issue on many minds of many is increasing gas prices.

In many places in Central Ohio, prices are hitting the $3 per gallon mark. 

Some analysts think they’ll continue to rise.  The average gallon of regular gas in Columbus costs $2.90.The price trend is pointing upwards, so we may soon be above three dollars per gallon.

A senior petroleum analyst with Gasbuddy, Dan McTeague, says prices are up more than 55 cents per gallon right now compared to last year. So for a 15 gallon fill up right now, It’s going to cost you $8 more at the pump.  Fill up once a week, and that’s over 400 dollars more per year.  

“Crude prices play an important part in terms of the makeup in what it costs a refinery to buy gasoline. So if they’re now looking into having to spend an additional 30 cents a gallon to buy their crude, then that’s ultimately something that has to be passed down to motorists,” said McTeague.

All isn’t lost, experts say you can save at the pump if you keep your eyes open to the price of gas at each pump.

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