Gas prices down to start the week

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Gas prices are down in Ohio at the start of this Fourth of July holiday week.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.63 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s 11 cents cheaper than a week ago, and it’s notably higher than the average of about $3.32 per gallon at this time last year.

Monday’s national average was slightly higher at about $3.68 per gallon, essentially unchanged from a week ago.

AAA estimates 41 million people in the U.S. will travel at least 50 miles from home during the holiday period. That projection covers the period from Wednesday through Sunday this week. 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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