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Tri-State Gas Prices

Cincinnati-area drivers were finally relieved in the last few days to see those high Hurricane Isaac gas prices fall a few cents, from $3.95 down to $3.75 in many areas.

But that relief was short lived.

Speedway, Ohio's largest gasoline dealer, is telling stations from Cincinnati to Columbus to Cleveland to raise their prices again this Monday, this time to $3.99 for a gallon of regular.

Many Shell and BP stations are already following suit, especially on the West Side of Cincinnati. Kroger, UDF, and independents had not yet raised prices, as of Monday mid-day.

The Reasons

Gas Buddy.com,  in a Sunday blog posting, warned of possible price hikes, saying that supplies remain very tight.

Even though Hurricane Isaac is long gone, it says three Louisiana refineries remain shut, and says six refineries, including some in the Chicago area, are producing well below capacity because of breakdowns and other issues.

Gas Buddy says prices will remain high until these issues are resolved.

However, it predicts lower prices by late September, as stations switch to cheaper winter blend gasoline.

For the latest gas prices around the Tri-State go to http:// www.wcpo.com /subindex/traffic/gas_prices to use our interactive map.

To download money-saving gas apps go to http:// www.wcpo.com / dpp /news/science_tech/money-saving-gas-apps.

As always, don't waste your money.

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