If you're going to steal gas, (which you shouldn't do) this is not how you do it.
It looks like you will be seeing a jump in gas prices.
Akron's gas rates are higher than last Monday, about 13 cents more at $3.66, according to GasBuddy.com.
Gasoline prices in Akron Sunday, were almost 59 cents a gallon higher than one year ago.
But, the gas prices in Akron are down nearly 12 cents a gallon from a month ago.
Petroleum analysts say prices are expected to rise over the next week.
Average retail gasoline prices in Akron have risen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.61/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67/g, according to gasoline price website AkronGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Akron during the past week, prices yesterday were 94.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 0.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 98.2 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
"Gasoline prices continue to slowly advance, but with major storms impeding the activity of refineries, it shouldn't come as a shock," said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst.
"I believe that we may see additional impacts with Tropical Storm Lee as many oil platforms have already ceased production, and there may be refineries that shut due to intense rain. The good news is that I do expect gasoline prices to being falling closer to the end of September as we switch back to cheaper Winter gasoline and the peak of hurricane season passes," DeHaan adds.
An Akron man is expected to spend ten years in prison for kidnapping and robbing a man at a gas station.
Prosecutor Sherri Walsh announced that Judge Thomas Teodosio sentenced 48-year-old Thomas Witcher to this prison term yesterday.
On July 28, a jury found Witcher guilty of kidnapping, aggravated robbery and two counts of firearm specification.
The victim stopped for gas at the BP station at Merriman Road and Portage Path. Witcher approached him and said that his car broke down at the Circle K on Portage Trail and that he needed a ride to his disabled car.
The victim offered to give Witcher money or to call for a ride, but Witcher refused and kept begging for a ride. The driver agreed, but once they got to the Circle K, Witcher pulled out a gun and demanded money, food and a ride to another location. He took the victim's iPod before leaving the car at Timber Top Apartments.
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