Updated Mon, Dec 23, 2013 11:22 am
Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have risen 16.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio.
This compares with the national average that has increased 2.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.23/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Ohio during the past week, prices Sunday were 3.9 cents per gallon higher than one year ago and are 1 cent per gallon higher than a month ago.
The national average has decreased 2.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 0.9 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
"Motorists hitting the road for Christmas travel are cringing as gasoline prices have picked up with the best now behind us," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.
"While prices will advance, I don't expect it to last too long," he added.
DeHaan said gas prices will fluxuate in the next year but expects motorists to spend less in 2014 on gasoline than they did this year.
This article contributed by GasBuddy.com