“It’s a cruel summer at the gas pump with prices showing little signs of relief,” said Jeanette McGee, AAA spokesperson. “However, the more expensive prices aren’t stopping motorists from filling-up based on strong gasoline demand numbers.”
High crude oil prices continue to drive the cost of gas despite a decrease in price last week, according to AAA. While crude oil prices could drop under $70/bbl, AAA still expects higher gas prices throughout the rest of the summer.
As of Monday, Ohio’s average gas price was $3.11 per gallon, with Dayton slightly higher at $3.13. It’s more than a dollar increase from Dayton’s average price of $2.05 in 2020 and up more than dime from June’s average of $3.01.