Gas prices hit $3.99 at many Toledo-area stations

Gas prices have pretty much hit the dreaded $4 mark in Northwest Ohio

If you didn't top off your gas tank Monday night or Tuesday morning, you are not going to like what you are about to read.

Gas prices have now reached $3.99 a gallon at many stations in Northwest Ohio.

If you have to use higher grade gas in your car, truck or s-u-v you are now paying more than $4 a gallon.

On Monday, the average price for regular gas in Ohio was $3.79 a gallon. Last Monday's average was $3.85.

Ohio drivers were paying about $3.53 this time last year, 26 cents less than the current average.

Nationally gas prices have increased for the 11-th day in a row. AAA says the average is now $3.85.

Signs of an improving U.S. economy has bolstered investor confidence and contributed to a rise in crude oil prices. Higher gasoline prices could crimp the economy by shrinking the amount of money people have to spend.

Check out these sites for cheaper gas prices:

WNWO Pump Patrol

Toledo Gas Prices

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