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Gas prices go up in Miami Valley as Thanksgiving travel approaches

Gas prices have gone up in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley as Thanksgiving travel approaches.

GasBuddy projects the national average gas price this Thanksgiving will be the third lowest in more than a decade at $2.11 per gallon, according to a release.

The average cost of a gallon of gas last Thanksgiving was $2.05.

“As motorists pack their bags and prepare to head out for Thanksgiving, gas prices are falling across much of the country,” Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy, said in a release. “With a record amount of travelers, motorists will be facing congestion not only on highways but gas stations. But at least low gas prices have lingered for much of this year.”

Average retail gas prices in Dayton have increased 18.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.09 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton.

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This compares with the national average that has dropped 1.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.13 a gallon, according to GasBuddy.com.

According to GasBuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of gas in Dayton is $2.10, with prices stable. The cheapest gas, as of this morning, is $1.96 at Speedway at Huffman Avenue and S. Smithville Road.

In Hamilton, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.13, with prices stable. The cheapest gas is $2.03 at Five Points Market at Grand Boulevard near Tylersville Road.

In Springfield, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.10, with prices stable. The cheapest gas is $1.99 at Marathon at Springfield-Xenia Road near Sparrow Road.

You can track gas prices in your community by downloading the WHIO app and clicking on Pump Patrol.

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