COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --One oil industry analyst is starting to give up hope for a drop in gas prices at the start of the summer.
According to Patrick DeHaan, Senior Petroleum Analyst at GasBuddy.com, the start of summer over the past few years has been accompanied by a major decline in gasoline prices but he's less optimistic of that occurring now.
Around Columbus, the average retail price for a gallon of unleaded regular is $3.81, 13.9 cents cheaper than a week ago, according to GasBuddy.com.
That compares to a national average of $3.63, down 0.9 cents from last week and a state average of $3.81, down from last Monday's $3.92, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
The substantial drops in prices in Ohio notwithstanding, DeHann calls it "yet another boring week at the pump".
"I don't recall the last time that the national average...was the same yesterday, a week ago, a month ago, and also a year ago. If you're a motorist, I'm not sure if seeing such duplicity is bad since prices have remained high, or good, since prices are relatively calm," DeHaan says.