The local dip is “a nice trend, given most of the eastern states have seen prices go up about 40 cents a gallon since the beginning of the year,” said Gregg Laskoski, Gasbuddy.com senior petroleum analyst. “I would caution that the trend in Ohio is probably not likely to continue. Everything goes up in the spring.”
Gasbuddy.com is predicting that prices in Columbus will eventually rise to between $4.20 to $4.55 a gallon near Memorial Day. Laskoski didn’t have a Miami Valley prediction.
Ohio and other Great Lakes states have a history of gas prices decreasing and then spiking overnight, Laskoski said.