COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio motorists will see higher gas prices to start the work week.
The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.39 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's 9 cents higher than a week ago.
Experts say prices are continuing to rise because of solid economic recovery in China and the U.S. and other factors.
The national average Monday was $3.35 -- about 4 cents higher than a week ago and 6 cents higher than this time last month.
The Ohio average is about the same as a year ago at this time.
The lowest average price in Ohio Monday was about $3.35 in the Toledo and Youngstown 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.