Gas prices have been rising sharply around the country but drivers in Ohio are getting a bit of a break, at least this week.
The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.74 in today's (Monday's) latest survey from triple A....a little lower in our immediate area.
That's actually down about twelve cents from last week.
The dip comes as a welcome to motorists who have seen prices on a steady rise over the past few weeks.
Ohioans are still paying about twenty cents more per gallon of gas than they were a year ago.
We are also shelling out a little more than the national average of $3.70 a gallon....that's up eight cents from last week.
Industry experts blame problems with refineries and pipelines in the Midwest and on the west coast for the overall higher prices.