Gas prices increase in the Miami Valley area

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DAYTON — Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton have risen 21.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.26 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton.

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This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.25 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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"With July 4 now in the rearview mirror, gasoline prices in many states have advanced following the an uptick in oil prices in late June," said Patrick DeHaan, a GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst. "While gas prices may rise slightly in some states in the week ahead, it will be a very mixed bag across the country as the recently rally in crude oil prices appears to have stalled for now.

Including the change in gas prices in Dayton during the past week, prices on Sunday were 8.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 4.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 7.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 2.7 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

The average price for a gallon of gas in Dayton Monday morning is $2.27 with prices stable, according to GasBuddy.com. The cheapest gas Monday morning is $2.15 at United Dairy Farmers on Brown and East Stewart streets.

In Hamilton, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.31, with prices stable. The cheapest gas is $2.25 at Valero on Millville and Ohio avenues.

In Springfield, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.27, with prices stable. The cheapest gas is $2.17 at Marathon on Springfield-Xenia Road near Sparrow Road.

“Call it the summer blues at the pump,” DeHaan said. “Prices may fluctuate mildly in the weeks ahead, but we'll be bouncing near the summer low price for some time. Don't expect much improvement in prices from for the rest of the summer. In fact to counter that, if we see the Atlantic become more active hurricane wise, we could see more price support in both oil and gasoline prices, so keep that in mind."

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