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On the National Front


Today’s national average price at the pump is $3.22. This price is a penny more expensive than one month ago, but it is four cents less expensive than one week ago and three cents less than one year ago.


The resolution of Gulf Coast production concerns and limited seasonal demand have both contributed to the falling national average. Consumers in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states are expecting some price relief in the days leading up to Christmas as cheaper product makes its way to the region from the Gulf Coast via barge and pipeline. Prices in 36 states and Washington, D.C. are already trending lower.


West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil continues a ninth consecutive week below $100 per barrel. At the close of Monday’s formal trading on the NYMEX, WTI settled at $97.48 per barrel, just pennies higher than the price one week ago.


This week’s South Central Ohio average price:


$ 3.162


Average price during the week of December 10, 2013:


$ 3.253


Average price during the week of December 18, 2012:


$ 3.230


The following is a list of the average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:


$3.216


Athens


$3.107


Chillicothe


$3.096


Columbiana


$3.177


East Liverpool


$3.246


Gallipolis


$3.096


Hillsboro


$3.210


Ironton


$3.134


Jackson


$3.2142


Logan


$3.247


Marietta


$3.246


Portsmouth


$3.149


Steubenville


$3.010


Washington Court House


$3.196


Waverly


AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 82 local offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, New York and Kentucky servicing 2.7 million members.

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