Gas prices fall but still highest for March in four years

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The average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.26 in Lauderdale County and $2.25 in Colbert County, according to the survey.

Ohio's $2.43 average price is the lowest among the Great Lakes states and 10 cents below the average national price of $2.53, which has stayed about the same over the week.

Statewide, the average price fell by 1.5 cents per gallon to $2.25, the survey states. But the downside is that people in Buffalo are paying more than 20 cents more per gallon than they were exactly one year ago.

The average price of a gallon of regular gas across OH today is $2.43 and rising, report AAA and GasBuddy.

"Oil prices remain volatile yet several dollars off recent highs", said GasBuddy analyst Patrick DeHaan in a statement.

States with the lowest average prices last week included:SC ($2.24); MS and Alabama ($2.25); Missouri ($2.26); Arkansas ($2.27); Texas ($2.28); Tennessee ($2.29); Kentucky, Louisiana, and Oklahoma ($2.31).

"Gasoline should slide a few cents more this week, based on last week's decline in wholesale prices", said Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesman. "So far the balance is in the middle, but threats remain in the months ahead - we're still expecting a surge, so motorists aren't off the hook by any means yet". About GasBuddy GasBuddy is the technology company changing the way more than 70 million consumers find, purchase, and save money on gasoline. On Tuesday, the EIA released updated its Short-Term Energy Outlook, noting WTI crude oil prices will average $58 per barrel in 2018 and 2019.