(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Local gas prices are continuing to hover around the $3.50 per gallon mark.
During a time of the year when gas prices are usually at their lowest point, GasBuddy.com reports that the greater Cincinnati average for a gallon of regular unleaded is at $3.53 today. That’s up about a nickel since last week and about 20 cents more than this time a year ago.
One station in Lawrenceburg has been spotted at $3.99 a gallon. In Milan, Versailles, and Batesville stations have been posting in the $3.60s.
Most others in southeast Indiana and the Hebron area are around $3.57. You’ll find it cheaper in Harrison and Cleves, where most stations are at about $3.47 Tuesday.
Crude oil futures are ending lower Monday as traders keep an eye on overseas politics. Futures fell because of a report the U.S. would possibly engage Iran in direct talks. Traders also drove down the price of oil because the dollar is gaining in strength in comparison to the euro.
Light, sweet crude for March delivery lost a dollar-60 to settle at 96-dollars-17-cents per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Prices had gained two percent last week because of some positive economic data about jobs and the housing market.