August 20, 2014

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Ohio gas prices take a big jump

COLUMBUS — Gas prices have taken a big jump in Ohio and the U.S.

A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was listed at an average of about $3.84 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s up 27 cents from last Monday’s average.

Analysts blame the increase partially on recent signs that the U.S. and European economies still face considerable challenges.

The Ohio price this week Monday is 19 cents higher than the national average.

The state average is about 26 cents higher than this time last month, and 16 cents higher than at the same time in 2012.

The lowest average price in the state Monday was about $3.75 in the Youngstown area.

  • Larry Crnobrnja

    This is the work of President Obama. Soon he’ll be handing out Volts instead of phones.

    • sueishere

      LMAO “As it happens the “Obama phone” actually was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2008. The program is called “SafeLink Wireless.” An article from August 2008 confirms this.” Oh you didn’t realize this?…. LOL

      • Larry Crnobrnja

        Did I mention “Obama phone” anywhere in my comment?

        • sueishere

          This is YOUR comment, “This is the work of President Obama. Soon he’ll be handing out Volts instead of phones.” Were you talking about Bush then?? Who were you talking about when you said “he”? You should be more explicit.

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            Where did I mention “Obama phone”?

          • sueishere

            Yeah whatever….lol

  • hottamomma

    alright obama! makeus buy fuel officiant cars

    • seanmacnair

      Obama needs to teach you basic grammar and spelling first.

      • hottamomma

        yo momma shouldve aborted you. and by the way god taught me my grammer, not an untrusted human, like you!!!

  • big mike

    Koch brothers shutting down refineries, creating an artificial oil shortage.

    • Larry Crnobrnja

      Ha ha ha, ha ha, ha ha.

      Oh, you were serious?

      Ha ha ha, ha ha, ha ha.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pablo.jones.52 Pablo Jones

      The Koch brother’s father developed a process that made refining oil cheaper and more efficient. Their family has done more to make oil/gasoline more affordable than any other.

      The reason oil cost so much is because OPEC/Saudi Arabia has lowered the percentage of oil they produce to keep global oil supply below global oil demand. If the US Government didn’t reduce the oil output on Federal lands and water the effect of what Saudi Arabia is doing would be lessened and oil would be cheaper.

  • guest

    Eight years ago, outspoken liberals at my work place were, howling with rage. It was all George Bush’s fault. He was taking care of all his “oil buddies”.
    When Bush left office, the price of gas locally, was $2.86.
    And we have never been anywhere close to that since.

    So, what are the libs, saying now….?

    {{{{crickets}}}},,,,,,,,,,,,

    • Guest

      The cost of gas in June of 2008, the early stages of the heavy summer driving
      season and during the presidential campaign, was $4.10 per gallon. The 2008 gas
      crisis hit its peak one month later with prices averaging $4.11 per gallon.

      By August, the cost fell to $3.74 and continued to fall until the price
      averaged $2.07 just after Election Day in November, when Mr. Obama was elected
      president.

      The cost of gas was $1.84 just six days after President Obama’s inauguration.
      As noted above, that is far cheaper than the cost of a gallon of gas six months
      prior in July 2008.
      http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3460_162-57401650/face-the-facts-a-fact-check-on-gas-prices/

  • http://www.facebook.com/Michael.A.Figueroa Michael A. Figueroa

    Simpletons: Oil prices are determined by global demand, supplies, refineries’ output, weather, and war. Oil is a commodity traded in the commodities exchange and subject to speculation with the aforementioned conditions taken into account. It matters not who’s in office. That being said, it can be argued that the rise of the fracking boom and the rise of America’s oil and natural gas production to record levels (surpassing Saudi Arabia) has occurred under Obama’s watch. Chew on that.

    • Smira29595

      Well since the liberals have been telling us for YEARS it takes at least 10 years to get oil to market and NOW we are out producing Saudi wouldn’t that be BUSH’S FAULT???

  • Smira29595

    Well since the liberals have been telling us for YEARS it takes at least 10 years to get oil to market and NOW we are out producing Saudi wouldn’t that be BUSH’S FAULT????????