COLUMBUS, Ohio - Prices at Ohio gas pumps are higher this week.
The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.52 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's 13 cents higher than a week ago.
The state average mirrors the national average of $3.52, which is 17 cents higher than a week ago. The price in Ohio is about 29 cents higher than the same time last month.
Experts say prices are continuing to rise because of solid economic recovery in China and the U.S. and other factors.
The lowest average price in Ohio Monday was about $3.50 in the Columbus and Dayton areas.
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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.