COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio gas prices are on par with the national average to start the week but remain significantly cheaper than at this time last year.
The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $2.43 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up 10 cents compared with a week ago, but it's down $1.17 from a year ago.
The national average was the same as Ohio's at $2.43 on Monday. That's up 13 cents from a week earlier but is about a dollar cheaper than a year ago.
Before February, gas prices had mostly dropped for months. Analysts say an increase in crude oil prices and labor strikes at several refineries helped push gas prices higher.
AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report: http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.com