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Columbus gas prices continue to fall as travel begins to rise

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Gas prices in Columbus continue to trend downward, a welcome sight for the up-and-coming holiday travel period.

For the fifth week in a row and 10th time in the past 12 weeks, the average gas price in Columbus has dropped, this time by 13.8 cents to an average of $2.72 per gallon.

The current price is 45.4 cents lower than one month ago and 18.6 cents lower than this time one year ago. In Ohio, the average price of gas dropped by 12.3 cents to $2.69 per gallon, while nationally, gas prices dropped for a 13th consecutive week, this time by 8.6 cents to $3.03 per gallon, the lowest level of 2023.

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Columbus gas prices drop a dime heading into Memorial Day weekend

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – According to Patrick De Haan, gas prices should see a slight increase heading into Memorial Day weekend, but only after the average price of gasoline dropped nearly a dime last week.

De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy said, “I continue to be optimistic that the national average will remain under $4 per gallon for most of, if not the entire summer, with Americans spending a combined $1.6 billion less on gasoline over Memorial Day weekend this year compared to last.”

Central Ohioans spent 9.7 cents per gallon less for a gallon of gasoline last week, with the average price setting in at $3.54, which is also 2.4 cents lower than one month ago and 91.1 cents lower than one year ago.

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Columbus gas prices continue to inch lower

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Lower gas prices is the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season.

Prices at the pump in Columbus continued to drop, albeit not as much as in recent weeks. GasBuddy reported the average gas price for a gallon of gas in the Columbus area is $2.84, which is 6.2 cents lower than the average price one week ago.

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Sheetz drops price of gas to $3.99 a gallon ahead of holiday weekend

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WBNS)— Sheetz is hoping to bring some relief to the pump through the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The gas company is reducing the price of its Unleaded 88 fuel to $3.99 a gallon and $3.49 a gallon for E85.

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Summer in Columbus: How to be a tourist in your own city amid rising gas prices

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Amid record-high gas prices and inflation across the country, many people are pumping the brakes on summer road trips and travel plans.

Fortunately, Central Ohioans share an area code with some of the best tourist attractions in the United States — from COSI to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium to Red, White & BOOM!

“Research by Longwoods International does show that those rising gas prices are greatly impacting people’s decision to travel in the next six months. 37% of Americans have said it’s impacting them,” said Leah Berger, Public Relations Manager with Experience Columbus. “It doesn’t mean they’re not traveling, but they might be flying instead of driving, or perhaps they’re changing their destination to a more local area, and Columbus is perfect for that because we’re within a day’s drive of 50% of the U.S. population.”

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Gas prices in Columbus drop nearly 10 cents per gallon Monday

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Columbus gas prices have dropped nearly 10 cents per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy.

Gas prices have decreased 9.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.71 per gallon today, GasBuddy reported.

Prices are over 30 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.05 per gallon higher than a year ago.

The cheapest gas station in Columbus was priced at $3.36 per gallon yesterday while the most expensive was marked at $4.09 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy, the national average price of gasoline has decreased 3.8 cents per gallon in the last week, an average of $4.06 per gallon today.

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