AAA predicts gas prices through Spring

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AAA released its 2014 Gas Price Forecast Thursday.

AAA says the severe weather this winter has caused fewer people to drive, resulting in higher gasoline supplies throughout the country, and that has resulted in lower prices.

The national average right now for a gallon of gas is $3.27, with Ohio motorists paying an average of $3.25.

AAA public affairs manager Cindy Antrican says weak demand and sufficient supplies should keep prices relatively low in the coming weeks, but an increase is on the horizon. Seasonal refinery maintenance is expected to drive prices higher come spring.

National Average:

  • Expected to peak at $3.55 – 3.75 per gallon this spring

Ohio Average:

  • Expected to peak at $3.50 – $3.70 per gallon this spring

The springtime increase in gas prices will likely be temporary as refinery maintenance ends and production returns to normal rates. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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