Cincinnati Gas Prices Are Rising Again, But Here's Where to Find Cheap July 4 Gas

After a small dip last week, the price of gas is going up again.

click to enlarge How much will you pay for gas during your July 4 road trip around Cincinnati? - Photo: andreas160578, Pixabay
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How much will you pay for gas during your July 4 road trip around Cincinnati?

Well, it was nice while it lasted.

As you prepare to drive to multiple cookouts or head out of town to get away from it all, check out what it costs to fill up your gas tank.

Cincinnati gas prices recently dipped a bit after steadily skyrocketing in recent weeks, but that's changing during the July 4 holiday weekend. As of Friday morning, the average cost for one gallon of unleaded gas in Cincinnati is $3.107, an increase from $3.002 just one week ago, according to auto association AAA.

Throughout Ohio, the average is $3.064/gal, which also is an increase from $2.976/gal one week ago. Kentucky isn't immune to rising prices, either, with the statewide average increasing from $2.865/gal on June 25 to $2.947/gal Friday.

The national average for a gallon of gas is up, as well. On June 25, drivers paid $3.086/gal, while they're paying an average of $3.126/gal now.

In a release this week, AAA says that price increases won't stop anytime soon as we head into the holiday weekend, and the higher prices are substantial.

"Today, 89% of U.S. gas stations are selling regular unleaded for $2.75 or more. That is a stark increase over last July 4 when only a quarter of stations were selling gas for more than $2.25,” Jeanette McGee, AAA spokesperson, says in the release. “Road trippers will pay the most to fill up for the holiday since 2014.”

But don't totally lose hope as you map out your Independence Day weekend plans in Cincinnati. According to Gas Buddy figures posted to the Hamilton County website, cheap gas still can be found within Greater Cincinnati, with Sam's Club on North Bend Road in Monfort Heights offering fuel for $2.90/gal.

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