Gasoline prices in Kentucky climbed 10.7 cents per gallon over the past week to an average of $3.39 per gallon to begin the week, according to gasoline price website KentuckyGasPrices.com .
That price was 2.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and 22 cents per gallon higher than a year ago, according to the website. Reported prices in Northern Kentucky ran higher than the statewide average, ranging from $3.48 per gallon to $3.55 per gallon. Gas prices in Cincinnati averaged $3.54 per gallon to start the week, according to the website.
“While Thanksgiving 2012 is now behind us, the stigma of record high gasoline prices is not," Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.com, said in a release. “Thanksgiving Day 2012 featured the highest ever daily average for the holiday, beating out 2011 by over 10-cents per gallon. The national average may continue to moderate slightly by Christmas, but I'm not expecting significant decreases or increases in the national average in the short term at this point.”
For the latest reported gas prices in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati, click here .