Gas prices in Kentucky climbed for a second week, rising 5.7 cents per gallon over the past week to begin the week at an average of $3.38 per gallon, according to gasoline price website KentuckyGasPrices.com .
Still the price for a gallon of self-serve regular was 2.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and 31.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. Reported gas prices in Northern Kentucky ran higher than the statewide average, ranging from $3.40 per gallon to $3.48 per gallon.
The average price at the pump in Cincinnati stood $3.39 per gallon at the start of the week while nationally the average price per gallon ran $3.42, according to the website.
"Those who stuck around the low gas price party expecting it to last have realized they're out in the cold," Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com, said in a release. "Oil prices are well off their recent lows, and we'll likely continue to see the national average rise in response. Most regions should see prices rising, while the Rockies areas may see any increase take considerably longer to arrive."
For the most recent reported prices in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati click here .