Stories tagged with: Gas

March 24, 2014 - 6:23am
21 weeks 4 days ago

Ohio gas prices are down to start the work week, following weeks of increases.  The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio is averaging $3.51 in Monday’s survey from Auto Club AAA.  That’s 14 cents lower than last Monday.  Monday’s  price is 14 cents higher than a month ago, but is considerable lower than the $3.72 per gallon that Ohioans were paying a year ago.  The national average is about $3.53 per gallon, which is up a penny form last week,...

June 5, 2013 - 6:24pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

Gas prices are up to $ 3.99  in the days after Memorial Day in Zanesville and across the state.

The economy, wages and different modes of transportation were all accounted for in Wednesday's conversations at the pump. Motorcyclist, Tom Formberg says there are pros and cons to using a motorcycle instead of car during times of high gas prices.

"It is economical to drive, however it is a high expense to keep up because tire wear out much more quickly, so a car is still...

May 3, 2013 - 5:18pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The simulated oil and gas field is located right outside the Cambridge campus and is designed to give students a hands on experience of what it's like working in the oil industry, something that field trips can't do.

"We do take a lot of field trips out to actual drill sights and other activity in the oil and gas industry that's going on, but when you go to these sights you really can't do hands-on because of liability and not wanting to get anyone hurt," said Mike Whitson,...

October 7, 2011 - 11:37am
2 years 45 weeks ago

Known as "The Dirty Dozen," Zane State College graduated its first group of oil and gas field employees through a partnership with Retrain America.

The group of classmates completed a two-week, 80-hour Shale Exploration Certification course through Zane State College in Cambridge. President of Zane State Dr. Paul Brown says the course is offered to provide students with a short-term intensive training. He says the course gives them the fundamentals of working on a drilling...

March 14, 2011 - 10:44am
3 years 23 weeks ago

Pain at the pump continues for local residents here in Zanesville and the rest of the country.

Experts say Ohio motorists are paying almost 50 cents a gallon more for gasoline than they were a month ago after an eight cent jump in pump prices over the past week.  Local resident Chris Brown says increasing gas prices are affecting his whole family.

"We are going on vacation this summer. We didn't change our plans as far as that is concerned. We have a son away in college...

February 28, 2011 - 6:21pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

Ohio gas prices have shot up nearly 30 cents in the last week.

A survey from Auto Club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service, and Wright Express puts the state's average price for regular-grade gasoline at about $3.38 from $3.09 last Monday.

WHIZ spoke to some area residents who expressed their concerns.

"The prices are rising too much, too fast and I fear as long as the way things remain in the middle east, they're just going to get worse," said Alice Maxwell....

December 28, 2010 - 6:13pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

The gas prices keep rising, and local residents have something to say about it.

Mark Seevers says he hopes the gas prices are rising because of the holidays, so after that they can drop.  For now, Seevers keeps his traveling down to a minimum; driving to and from work.

"It's not very fun. driving an SUV, it's about 60 to 70 dollars for me to fill up every time," said Seevers.

Local resident Mike Ungurean believes this is a case of supply and demand.  If...

August 26, 2010 - 4:56pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

Good news for those planning to travel on Labor Day.

According to AAA and the Oil Price information Service, regular unleaded gas is $2.51 per gallon in central Ohio, which is the lowest average price since May. While some drivers appreciate the drop in prices, other's don't care.

"I don't like the prices going up and down especially with everything that has been happening in the gulf," said Driver John Pennington.

While another driver, Reubin Morgan said,...

March 21, 2010 - 6:03pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

Local residents are forking over more money to fill up their tanks because a gallon of gas costs about $2.79 in Zanesville, and a majority of them are saying they're not happy with prices being that high.

"I'm a little disappointed that it went back up again because I really don't see any reason for that to be happening-I mean as far as economically and what's going on in the world. So, I'm not real happy with it, but what can you do about it? " says driver Kris Hoyt.

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