Dayton — Average retail gasoline prices in the Dayton area have risen 15.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.23 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton.
This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.29 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
"As oil prices have hit a bit of a rough patch in the last two weeks, gasoline prices have stumbled as well with a majority of states seeing a weekly pull back in retail prices," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com. "While some states did see minor increases, the bulk of the country saw prices moving lower at a time of year that such a move is about as likely as a 16th seed team winning the NCAA tournament.
Including the change in gas prices in Dayton during the past week, prices on Sunday were 28.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 10.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.
The national average has increased 1.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 30.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
According to GasBuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of gas in the Dayton area is $2.24, with prices stable. The cheapest gas, as of Monday morning, is $1.93 at Costco located at 5300 Cornerstone North Boulevard and Wilmington Pike in Centerville.
In the Hamilton area, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.26, with prices stable. The cheapest gas is $1.96 at Five Points Market located at 2511 Grand Boulevard near Tylersville Road in Hamilton.
In the Springfield area, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.24, with prices stable. The cheapest gas is $2.23 at Speedway located at 1314 East Main Street and North Greenmount Avenue in Springfield.
“While the drop at the pump is most welcome, we're nearly guaranteed to see prices rebound well in time for Memorial Day and the start of the summer driving season,” DeHaan said. “For now, there's a major tug of war going on with oil prices. A move higher or lower in the week ahead could determine the direction of prices the next few weeks or longer."
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