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Prices at the gas pump in Ohio have been up for a while. Here's why.

 A customer pumps gas into a car in Columbus, Ohio.
Daniel Konik
Statehouse News Bureau
A customer pumps gas into a car in Columbus, Ohio.

The Ohio AAA’s Director of Public Affairs, Kimberly Schwind, says the average price for gas in the Buckeye State is $3.33 a gallon.

“That’s 29 cents more than a month ago and 69 cents more than a year ago when we were sitting at $2.64 a gallon," said Schwind.

Schwind said there are a couple of potential reasons for the increase. She said there’s a concern that Russia might invade Ukraine coupled with the fact that more people are driving as pandemic restrictions are being lifted.

Schwind said if you want to get a deal, the lowest price on gas is $3.18 per gallon in Hardin County. She said people who fill their tanks in Carroll county are paying the most. She said the average price of gasoline there is $3.40 per gallon.

Schwind also said Ohio's gas prices are below the national average of $3.53 per gallon.

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.