Many stations across Ohio are raising gas prices to nearly $2.70 a gallon, due to tight supplies and increased demand.
According to a release from Ohio AAA, while today’s average price in Ohio sits at $2.48 this will likely increase during the next few days.
Ohio’s gas prices peaked at $2.53 on September 3, after Hurricane Harvey knocked out refining capacity in the Gulf Coast. This current price spike will likely send the Ohio average to the highest levels since June, 2016.
In addition, crude oil prices are on the rise, as inventories are down and demand is up in the U.S. and globally.