DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Gas prices in the Miami Valley have fallen below the national average.
The Lundberg Survey says prices dropped nine cents a gallon over the two week period that ended July 25. That’s the largest drop this year.
Monday morning, the national average was $3.51 a gallon according to Gas Buddy. In the Dayton area, the average is $3.36.
2 NEWS found it for $3.34 at two stations in the area of Stewart and Brown Streets.
Experts say we’re seeing the drop despite a rise in crude-oil prices. Their explanation is that U.S. refineries are well off in their supplies, and therefore more aggressively cutting wholesale prices to chase sales.
To look at it from a long-term perspective, prices are down 37 cents a gallon from last month here in Dayton. They’re about the same as they were this time last year.
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