TOLEDO, Ohio — The average for regular gas in northwest Ohio is 9 cents cheaper than last month and 14 cents cheaper than this time last year, according to AAA's weekly gas price report. 

The average price right now is $2.52. 

Across Ohio, prices are 13 cents cheaper this week at $2.47, dropping nearly 30 cents when comparing to this time in 2018. 

AAA says the trend shows gas overall being cheaper with half of states seeing prices drop two-cents on the week. This has caused the national average gas price to go down by a penny to $2.56. 

“Gasoline demand in early September generally declines alongside stock levels as refineries prepare for the switchover to winter-blend gasoline and undergo maintenance,” said Kara Hitchens, AAA spokesperson. “These typical trends mean savings for motorists, leading the way for potentially some of the cheapest gas prices at the end of the year.”

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