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Gas prices in Ohio, around country tumble further as effects of government shutdown ripple
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 7, 2013 6:05 AM EDT
Gas prices around Ohio have dipped further as the partial shutdown of the federal government enters its second week.
Monday's national average was about $3.35, a nickel less than a week ago. It's 46 cents cheaper than the national average at this time last year.
The downward trend is expected to continue if the budget impasse and government shutdown drag on, reducing demand for energy and resulting in lower fuel prices. That would be a boon for drivers but also signal a weak economy.
Online: AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report: http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.com