Gas Prices Drop Six Cents Since Last Week

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Associated Press

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Updated Mon, Mar 19, 2012 7:39 am

Gasoline prices in Ohio have fallen 6 cents since last week, the first drop in five weeks.

The average price for regular gas is $3.79 a gallon in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. Last Monday's average was $3.85.
 
Ohio drivers were paying about $3.53 this time last year, 26 cents less than the current average.
 
Nationwide gasoline prices have jumped to an average of $3.83 per gallon, 31 cents more than a month ago.
 
Signs of an improving U.S. economy has bolstered investor confidence and contributed to a rise in crude oil prices. Higher gasoline prices could crimp the economy by shrinking the amount of money people have to spend.
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