GasBuddy Explains Ups, Downs of Local Gas Prices
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 like to take unexpected jumps in the area, followed by gradual price decreases.

It’s a phenomenon they call “price cycles” at GasBuddy, and they see it throughout the Great Lakes states.

AAA had regular in Stark County at $3.34 Wednesday morning, down four-cents from Tuesday.

It wasn’t long ago that the average price spent a little time below three dollars last month.

The statewide average price was $3.26 on Wednesday morning.

The national average was $3.27.

GasBuddy had the highest prices in the Alliance area.