by Keegan Haag
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Gas prices are on the rise once again.
Expect to pay upwards of $3.15 and depending on where you go it could fortunately be a few cents cheaper or a few cents higher. Gas is at its highest point since October 2008 when at that time was close to four dollars a gallon.
Whether you are in Ohio, or Indiana, gas has averaged at $3.15 a gallon as reported today. As you branch across Cincinnati, Harrison, Bright, Lawrenceburg, and Aurora it can be found between $3.09 and $3.20 a gallon, and as you move south to Florence, Ky., you can find it around the local average of $3.15.
If we take a look back over the years, at former gas prices, as much as six years ago, the lowest price you could find for a gallon of gas was $1.60 a gallon in late 2008, and $1.70 a gallon in early 2005. Look ahead to the end of 2010 and the start of 2011 and gas is up to $1.50 more than six years ago. Gas prices do more rising and falling than waves in the Gulf and more recently have done only the rising.
Gas prices in the tri state area, are just under the prices of the big states of New York, and California. The lucky folks in the Midwest, including Texas, and nearby states, have the joy of paying under three dollars a gallon, down near $2.80 for a gallon of gas.
Back in the tri state, the average for around the region depends on the area. The lowest can be found in Cleves, Aurora and as you approach closer to Dillsboro at $3.09 a gallon and the high can be found in Ohio at as much as $3.22 in Harrison and as you journey closer to Cincinnati.
On the Ohio and Indiana border, in towns such as Bright, and St. Leon, gas is anywhere between $3.15, and $3.20 for a gallon, and can be found at these same prices in Dillsboro, and Rising Sun.
The lowest gas prices in the United States can be found at $2.75 or lower in the state of Colorado.
For comparison, you could almost get an entire meal at Taco Bell for $3.20.
A gallon of gas on average gets you forty miles of a drive.