- Associated Press - Monday, December 21, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio motorists head into Christmas week with gas prices remaining below $2 and more than 10 cents less than a week ago.

The state average was about $1.81 for a gallon of regular gas in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That compares with about $1.92 the same time last week.

Ohioans this time last year were paying more than $2, with the state average around $2.22.

Average gas prices nationally are around $2. That’s about 9 cents less than a month ago and around 41 cents below the average price a year ago.

The lower gas prices have been largely driven by the falling price of crude oil. Pump prices also typically fall during the winter months due to reduced demand.



AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report: http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.com



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