YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Gas prices have been increasing and decreasing in the Valley almost daily, but even though there has been a rise in recent months, there is a reason not to complain.
Gas prices are up about 70 cents from the lows the Valley saw in January when it was under two dollars a gallon, but according to AAA, prices for regular gas in the Valley are still below the national average of $2.73.
AAA’s fuel price finder shows no where in the Youngstown area having fuel prices above $2.69 a gallon, besides diesel. In fact, the area’s average is $2.65 a gallon.
But if you think that’s high, compare it to the $3.69 a gallon the Valley and the country was seeing just last May. <span style=”font-size:1.3rem;line-height:1.4;”>That’s a major reason why America will see 33-million people on the roads over this three-day holiday weekend</span><span style=”font-size:1.3rem;line-height:1.4;”>; T</span><span style=”font-size:1.3rem;line-height:1.4;”>he highest number in 10 years.</span>
AAA’s National Media Spokesman Michael Green says, that’s because the country is enjoying the lowest summer prices in 5 years.