COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio gas prices are lower to start the new work week.
The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.19 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's 13 cents lower than a week ago, and reverses two straight weeks of rising prices at the pump.
Ohio's prices are well below the national average of $3.30, which is about the same as last week.
The lowest average price in Ohio Monday was $3.10 in the Toledo area.
Experts say that economic worries related to the fiscal cliff deal could keep gasoline demand down and lead to lower fuel consumption -- and prices -- in January.
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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.