COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio motorists are benefiting from lower gas prices this week.
The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the state was $3.71 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's 14 cents lower than a week ago.
Prices are dropping after several factors pushed gas prices to near the $4 mark earlier this month. This time last year, the Ohio average was $3.37.
The national average Monday was $3.81, down a nickel from a week ago.
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Ohioans whose wallets are lighter after a weekend of holiday shopping will at least pay a little less for gas to start the week.
Gas is up 7 cents from last week, and it's 17 cents higher than two weeks ago, when prices started to rise following a brief flirtation with $3.00-a-gallon levels.