Gas prices rise just in time for Christmas

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Hopefully you filled up your gas tank on Wednesday morning, because prices have jumped about 30 cents around the Tri-State.

The average in the Tri-State on Thursday morning is $3.39 a gallon.

Thursday is a busy travel day for the Christmas weekend. An estimated 92 million Americans are expected to travel for the holiday, with about 90 percent of those hitting the roadways.

Gas prices had been dropping, with some areas seeing prices below $3 a gallon.

AAA says gasoline prices are the highest they've ever been during Christmastime. During the first 35 days of 2011, a gallon of gasoline was barely $3.

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