The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

VW gasoline prices still below state avg.

VW independent/submitted information

All Van Wert service stations are below the state and national averages on Monday, with prices ranging from a low of $2.01 to a high of $2.15 a gallon.

The low price of $2.01 a gallon was at Murphy USA in the Towne Center shopping center and Lassus Handy Dandy on North Washington Street. The two Pak-A-Sak Marathon stations on North Washington and South Shannon streets had gasoline a penny higher at $2.02 a gallon, while the One Stop Shop Sunoco station in the 200 block of North Washington was selling gasoline at $2.04 a gallon.

Three Van Wert service stations, Casey’s General Store and Shell on South Washington Street and the Brookside Marathon station on West Main Street, were selling gasoline at $2.09 a gallon, while the Short Stop Sunoco station had gasoline at $2.15 a gallon.

Gasoline prices in Ohio have risen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.18 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,345 stations in Ohio. This compares with the national average, which has increased seven-tenths of a cent per gallon versus last week to $2.28 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.

Including the change locally during the past week, prices Sunday were 19.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago and are 11.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 3.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 28.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

“The national average price of gasoline barely nudged higher last week, driven primarily by stations hiking prices notably in the Great Lakes early last week, pushing the national average to $2.30 per gallon mid-week before those states saw stations again cutting prices and chiseling away at the nation’s average price over the weekend,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “With oil prices sinking last week to $51 per barrel on concerns over a slowdown in trade talks with China, many states saw a respite in gas prices. 

“However, as pipeline specifications begin to shift towards the first step towards summer gasoline requirements in the weeks ahead, the overhang in gasoline inventories will likely start to dry up and push gas prices higher,” DeHaan added.

POSTED: 02/11/19 at 8:23 am. FILED UNDER: News