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Gas prices break $4 per gallon in Tri-State

Highest sine 2008
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Posted at 10:22 AM, Mar 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-07 17:25:13-05

CINCINNATI — The price of regular gasoline broke $4 per gallon (3.8 liters) on average across the U.S. Sunday for the first time since 2008.

While AAA reports Ohio's average price per gallon is around $3.83, a map of prices in the Cincinnati area shows multiple gas stations are at $4.09. In Northern Kentucky, some stations had prices as high as $4.29.

During the first full week of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the price of regular gas rose by almost 41 cents, according to the AAA motor club.

That represents the second-largest jump in average national prices in a week, GasBuddy reported.

“As Russia’s war on Ukraine continues to evolve and we head into a season where gas prices typically increase, Americans should prepare to pay more for gas than they ever have before,” Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, said in a statement.

The all-time high for average gasoline prices was set on July 17, 2008, at $4.10 per gallon.

Neither President Joe Biden nor Congress has moved to ban the import of Russian oil or place energy sanctions on the country, which could have major global economic repercussions.

On Sunday, California had the highest average price per gallon among U.S. states at $5.29, while Missouri had the lowest at around $3.60.

To find the cheapest gas near you, use our gas price map here.

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