COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --The cost of a gallon of gas is up 16.1 cents around Columbus in the past week, according to GasBuddy.com. The average of $3.51 compares to a state average of $3.48 and a national average of $3.57.
Including the change in gas prices in Columbus during the past week, prices Sunday were 22.2 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 4.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.
"Americans are now shelling out $50 million less per day than they were last year when pump prices averaged 13-cents more per gallon," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Most states are seeing their average below last year, and as summer slowly fades, gasoline prices may as well in many communities", DeHaan said
"Cooler weather typically brings relief as demand declines and discretionary travel ebbs. I expect that pump prices may drift lower over the next few days, much focus remains on the tropics," DeHaan said.