Gas prices in Meadville area inch lower

"Gasoline should slide a few cents more this week, based on last week's decline in wholesale prices", spokesman Mark Jenkins said.

Across the Great Lakes region, the average price per gallon is $2.47 in Wisconsin, $2.48 in IN, $2.49 in Minnesota, $2.54 in IL, $2.58 in MI, and $2.69 in NY.

Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.29/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,436 gas outlets in Louisiana. The national average has decreased 5.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 22.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. But GasBuddy surveys indicate local prices at the pump are still up 21.1 cents per gallon compared with the same time a year ago.

States with the lowest average prices last week included:SC ($2.24); MS and Alabama ($2.25); Missouri ($2.26); Arkansas ($2.27); Texas ($2.28); Tennessee ($2.29); Kentucky, Louisiana, and Oklahoma ($2.31).

Prices in Northeast Ohio range from a low average of $2.33 in the Youngstown-Warren area, $2.34 in Akron, to $2.36 in Canton and $2.39 a gallon in Greater Cleveland, the AAA calculates. The app and website have the most accurate and real-time fuel prices at over 140,000 unique stations in the United States, Canada, and Australia and is the most comprehensive money-saving companion while on the road.

Shelby County has the lowest gas prices this week by a 1-cent margin. "However, gas prices are still forecast to rise 20 cents in the coming months, as demand climbs and refineries switch to summer blend gasoline".

DeHaan also said he expects gas pries to head higher this spring. On average, motorists are paying $3 more for a full tank compared to this time previous year.

  • Delores Daniels