GasBuddy projects that United States gas prices will be most expensive since 2013

Posted December 20, 2017

GasBuddy says prices in Bedford are averaging $2.33 to $2.35 a gallon and $2.48 to $2.49 a gallon in Bloomington, with prices staying steady at $2.32 in Mitchell.

On Monday afternoon, the average price of a gallon of regular gas in OH was $2.21, while last week's average was $2.28.

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"As long as demand for gasoline continues to weaken, gasoline inventories will continue growing and it'll be the gift that keeps on giving", he said.

Gas prices are expected to continue to fall based on last year's holiday trend. "As we look towards our annual Fuel Outlook being released just after the New Year, there are some bright spots along with some concerns that lay ahead for 2018". They rose 5.7 million barrels, a large increase as refinery utilization rates remained high at 93.4% of total capacity. Demand sits above the 9 million mark, which is in line with this time a year ago.

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By region, the West Coast remains the most expensive market in the country, though prices are moderating because of a surge in gasoline production.

The latest Triple-A Fuel Survey puts North Dakota's average at $2.46 a gallon. Since then, prices have begun falling again.

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Good news for anyone planning to drive this holiday: AAA does not expect the national average to jump before the end of the year. In Pennsylvania, the average gallon of gas was $2.44. Pennsylvania (sixth), CT (ninth) and NY (10t ) are three of the top 10 most expensive states for gas.