Ohio gas prices on a downward trend

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In this Wednesday, June 4, 2014 photo, Marty Mascio of Pembroke Pines, Fla., selects a grade of gasoline as he fills up his car at a Chevron station in Pembroke Pines. Violence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher during a time of year they usually decline. The national average price of $3.67 per gallon is the highest price for this time of year since 2008, the year gasoline hit its all-time high. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio gas prices have gone down again and remain below the national average.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $$3.56 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s 7 cents cheaper than a week ago, but it’s also notably higher than the average of about $$3.38 per gallon at this time last year.

Monday’s national average was higher than the state average at about $3.66 per gallon, down 2 cents from a week ago.

As the week opened, oil fell below $104 per barrel as expectations of increased supply offset strong U.S. job growth.

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