Gas prices continue to soar locally, approaching $4 a gallon

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Gas prices continue to rise due to soaring crude oil costs, which are rising due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Several local stations charging $3.27 a gallon for unleaded earlier this week jumped to $3.69 and $3.79 Tuesday night and Wednesday.

In one of the highest prices FOX19 NOW has spotted locally so far, you’ll pay $3.99 a gallon to fill up on unleaded fuel at Shell in West Chester Township, just off the coast. ‘Interstate 75.

GasBuddy maintains a list of the cheapest places to fill up in the area. Check it here.

Since Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has risen to $3.87, according to AAA.

The average cost per gallon for unleaded statewide in Ohio is $3.72 and $3.75 in Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, and Warren counties.

Kentuckyans pay $3.61 per gallon on average statewide and $3.62 on average in most of northern Kentucky.

The Indiana state average per gallon is $3.82 and Southeast Indiana is $3.73, according to AAA.

Pump pain will only get worse, according to AAA and GasBuddy. Prices are expected to continue to rise as crude prices continue to climb.

On Thursday, San Francisco became the first US city to reach an average gasoline price above $5 a gallon.

“BREAKING: For the first time ever, an American city has exceeded the average of $5/gal per gallon. San Fransisco!” tweeted Patrick De Haan, Head of Petroleum Analysis for GasBuddy,

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