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Gas prices in Northeast Ohio increase by 6 cents ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Posted at 8:04 AM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 08:04:33-04

CLEVELAND — If you plan on taking a road trip during Memorial Day weekend, you may notice a spike in price at the gas pump. Northeast Ohio gas prices are 6 cents higher this week at $1.915 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

Across the country, pump prices continue to increase with every state’s average pushing more expensive on the week, on average by 4 cents.

The last time the national gas price average heading into a holiday week was under $2 a gallon was 17 years ago in 2003, when motorists paid, on average, $1.50 to fill-up.

While this week’s national average is cheaper than one year ago, gas prices for the Memorial Day are likely to remain this cheap as the unofficial kick-off to summer won’t drive the typical millions of Americans to travel due to social distancing.

Average prices of the unleaded self-service gasoline in various areas:

$1.969 Alliance
$1.823 Ashland
$1.940 Ashtabula
$1.988 Aurora
$1.920 Chesterland
$1.875 Cleveland
$1.913 Elyria
$1.926 Independence
$1.840 Lorain
$1.918 Lyndhurst
$1.961 Massillon
$1.934 Mentor
$1.955 New Philadelphia
$1.958 Niles
$1.823 Norwalk
$1.894 Oberlin
$1.904 Parma
$1.967 Ravenna
$1.932 Solon
$1.889 Willard
$1.883 Youngstown