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Gas prices drop below $2 in some parts of Northeast Ohio

Posted: 3:27 PM, Dec 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-27 20:28:33Z
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CLEVELAND — Average gas prices fell 15 cents in the last week in Ohio to an average of $2.01 per gallon in Northeast Ohio, the lowest in nearly two years.

The last time average gas prices were this low in Ohio was in early 2016, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Gasoline inventories in the Midwest region jumped by 1.7 million barrels to 51.4 million for the week ending Dec. 14, with total regional inventories now 3.6 million barrels higher than the same time last year, according to a news release from AAA.

According to AAA, the average gas prices of unleaded self-service gasoline in various areas include:

$1.976 Alliance
$2.002 Ashland
$1.939 Ashtabula
$2.095 Aurora
$2.112 Chesterland
$2.019 Cleveland
$1.968 Elyria
$2.025 Independence
$1.962 Lorain
$1.995 Lyndhurst
$1.810 Massillon
$2.051 Mentor
$2.076 New Philadelphia
$1.894 Niles
$2.088 Norwalk
$2.105 Oberlin
$1.980 Parma
$1.999 Ravenna
$2.085 Solon
$2.080 Willard
$2.037 Youngstown

The national average for gasoline sits at $2.30 a gallon, the release states, a drop of 6 cents from one week ago, 24 cents from a month ago, and 16 cents less than the same time last year.

You can find the lowest gas prices in our area on the News 5 Gas Prices page here.