Gas Prices Up 30-Cents for Week
A sign advertises gas prices at a gas station in Mount Lebanon, Pa., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Gasoline prices continue to gradually increase in eastern Ohio.

The AAA average price Tuesday morning in Stark County was $3.28, up over 30-cents in the last week.

GasBuddy says the blame mainly goes to short-term refinery problems because of the recent extreme cold.

But China’s reopening from COVID also puts upward pressure on oil prices.

The national average was $3.23.

the average price in Ohio was $3.09, reflecting much lower prices in western Ohio.