CLEVELAND - Cleveland gas prices are finally beginning to fall in line with national averages.
Average gas prices in Cleveland have gone down 20.6 cents per gallon in the past week, according to ClevelandGasPrices.com. The average is now $3.40 per gallon.
National gas prices have been on the move down in the month of June. The average has decreased 21.7 cents per gallon this month.
But Cleveland is just now catching up to the rest of the country. On June 13, AAA reported the national average at $3.54, while Cleveland’s had soared to $3.73 a gallon.
Terry Flemming with the Ohio Petroleum Council said he believed that rise may been a result of one of the big box or grocery store chains raising their prices to make up for money lost when oil prices were high, forcing other gas stations to follow along.
Some worry that the emergence of Tropical Storm Debby may lead to a rise in oil and gas prices but experts have called it a mostly non-oil event.
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