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Gas prices up as millions hit roads for Thanksgiving week

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Gas prices are up as millions hit the roads for Thanksgiving this week.

Average retail gasoline prices in Cincinnati have risen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.567 per gallon as of Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 637 gas outlets in the region.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.54 per gallon, according to gasoline price website.

Including the change in gas prices in Cincinnati during the past week, prices Sunday were 45.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 22 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 8.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 40 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on November 20 in Cincinnati have ranged widely over the last five years:

  • $2.12 per gallon in 2016
  • $1.83 per gallon in 2015
  • $2.80 per gallon in 2014
  • $3.10 per gallon in 2013
  • $3.38 per gallon in 2012

Areas near Cincinnati and their current gas price climate:

  • Dayton $2.54 per gallon, up 1.1 cents per gallon from last week's $2.53/g.
  • Lexington $2.32 per gallon, down 6.1 cents per gallon from last week's $2.38/g.
  • Louisville $2.54, up 4.9 cents per gallon from last week.

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