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http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland_metro/gas-dips-below-3-a-gallon-in-parts-of-northeast-ohio

CLEVELAND – Northeast Ohio travelers are smiling a little wider these days. Gas prices have dropped throughout the month of December dipping below $3 a gallon for the first time in a year.

“Believe me it is the most exciting thing I saw today,” said Waheeb Zahriyeh who manages a gas station on Memphis Avenue in Cleveland where gas is selling for $2.98. “Really people coming in and throwing high fives at you,” he said.

Prices are down around 4.5 percent in December. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.14 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 21 cents lower than a week ago, and down 35 cents from this time last month.

It’s the prices below $3 that are catching people’s eyes.

“I hope that we can maintain it in the next couple of weeks just for the holidays, I hope we can,” said John Lovejoy of Cleveland.

The national average Monday was $3.25, down 9 cents from a week ago and 17 cents below the same time last month. Gas prices are expected to fall throughout the rest of December, thanks to lower demand and higher inventories.

Read more: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland_metro/gas-dips-below-3-a-gallon-in-parts-of-northeast-ohio#ixzz2FPZU8WvE

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