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Gas Prices Lower Ahead Of Holiday

Posted On June 30, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

gas-prices-gasoline-graphic-small.jpg(Aurora, Ind.) – Tri-State gas prices are falling for now, but could head higher as the 4th of July holiday weekend draws near.

CincyGasPrices.com reports Monday morning that the average price of self-serve regular in the region is $3.78 for a gallon of regular unleaded, just about even with one week ago. In the past month, prices have fallen from a 2014 high of almost $3.99 on June 30.

At this time last year, the greater Cincinnati area average was notably lower at $3.38 per gallon.

Service stations around the area are charging between $3.78 and $3.99 a gallon Monday. Some stations along U.S. 50 in Lawrenceburg and Aurora as well as in Milan were among the cheapest in the tri-state, charging as low as $3.54 a gallon.

Most fuel stops in Harrison and the surrounding area were at around $3.73. In northern Kentucky, prices ranged from $3.89 in Hebron to $4.00 in Florence.

AAA predicts the upcoming 4th of July weekend will be the busiest in terms of travel in seven years.  The agency estimates more than 34 million people will drive at 50 miles or more next weekend.