Updated Mon, Dec 19, 2011 7:37 am
Ohio motorists have an early holiday gift at the gas pump: prices that are down 15 cents from last week.
A survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express puts the statewide average price for regular gasoline at $3.13 a gallon, compared to about $3.28 last Monday.
Regular is now more than $1 below Ohio's all-time high of $4.16 per gallon reached back in May, but it costs 19 cents more than it did last year at this time.
The price of gasoline has been going down in sync with oil prices.
Crude has fallen from above $100 earlier this month on growing fears that a debt crisis in Europe will trigger a recession there that will weaken global demand for fuel.