CLEVELAND — The pain at the pump continues as average gas prices remain more than $4 per gallon in both Cleveland and Akron.
Cleveland’s average per gallon of gas is now at $4.10, according to GasBuddy, which is 1.9 cents higher than last week. That puts Cleveland’s prices at $1.24 more expensive than a year ago.
Akron, meanwhile, is now averaging $4.04 per gallon – which is a dip of 7.6 cents per gallon from last week.
The national average now stands at $4.31 after jumping 13.6 cents.
As for diesel, prices have skyrocketed 22.6 cents nationally within the last week with the average now listed at $5.518 per gallon.
“Gasoline and diesel prices alike saw strong upward momentum last week as oil prices continued to climb after the EU signaled its desire to sanction Russian oil. In addition, U.S. petroleum inventories saw yet another weekly decline as we near the start of summer driving season," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Not only are diesel prices at a record high, they are at their largest differential to gasoline on record, surpassing the 98-cent difference in 2008 and currently standing at a $1.20 per gallon premium. While motorists filling with gasoline have seen a slight rise in prices, diesel's surge will be a double whammy as diesel prices will soon be passed along to retail channels, further pushing up the cost of goods."
Historical gasoline prices in Cleveland and the national average going back 10 years:
- May 9, 2021: $2.86/g (U.S. Average: $2.95/g)
- May 9, 2020: $1.84/g (U.S. Average: $1.84/g)
- May 9, 2019: $2.65/g (U.S. Average: $2.87/g)
- May 9, 2018: $2.83/g (U.S. Average: $2.84/g)
- May 9, 2017: $2.21/g (U.S. Average: $2.33/g)
- May 9, 2016: $2.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.21/g)
- May 9, 2015: $2.51/g (U.S. Average: $2.66/g)
- May 9, 2014: $3.74/g (U.S. Average: $3.67/g)
- May 9, 2013: $3.66/g (U.S. Average: $3.55/g)
- May 9, 2012: $3.66/g (U.S. Average: $3.74/g)
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