Gas prices near $3 per gallon mark in Central Ohio
Prices were noticeably higher at Central Ohio gas stations Thursday.
As of Thursday morning, gasbuddy.com reported Columbus had an average price of $2.92 per gallon. The lowest price spotted was $2.59 per gallon.
"Gas prices saw among the larger weekly increases since Hurricane Harvey in the last week as oil prices continued to surge, leading to sharply higher prices at the pump, putting the U.S. in peril of striking the $3/gallon level for the first time since 2014," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
DeHaan pointed to Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal as one of the factors. He added the odds of hitting the $3 per gallon mark nationally is not better than 65 percent.
Historically in Columbus, gas prices were as high as $3.62 per gallon in May of 2013. Last year prices were $2.30 per gallon.