Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
Ohioans Get Break At The Pump
Ohioans are getting some much-needed relief at the gas pump.
Ohio AAA spokesman Bill Purpura says prices topped near four dollars a gallon last week after production issues at Midwestern refineries.
“Those have been fixed and we are getting back in line with where we should be. As of today, the Ohio average is running about $3.64 a gallon,” Purpura says.
Some oil analysts have predicted prices could fall to around three dollars a gallon by mid-summer. Purpura says falling prices could be offset by unrest in the Middle East.
Purpura says estimates released Thursday predict 1.6 million Ohioans will hit the road over the Fourth of July weekend.
“Those are good numbers. They’re down from last year slightly, but that’s because the holiday period has been shortened from six days to five days.”
Purpura says nationwide about 41 million drivers will travels for the July 4th holiday.