The average price of a gallon of unleaded self-serve gasoline in Portsmouth is $4.02, two cents higher than Ironton. Gallipolis was not far behind at 3.97, while Waverly came in at $3.92, and Jackson and Chillicothe at $3.91. The average price in south central Ohio is $3.93.
According to AAA's Fuel Gauge, at the close of formal trading on the NYMEX Monday, crude oil settled at $112.28.
According to AAA, crude oil flirting with $115 per barrel coupled with the change from winter-blend to summer-blend gasoline taking place in many parts of the country means drivers have seen the price of gasoline at the pump continue to rise. The current national retail average price for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline is $3.86.
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