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Traveling by car for the holidays? Here’s what gas will cost you in and around Louisville – Yahoo News

Summary

With the holiday travel season approaching, many in the Louisville area and around the country are bracing to feel pain at the pump.

Gas prices are up from last year as families prepare to hit the road to see loved ones after a COVID-stunted 2020.

Here’s what to know about prices in the area, how they compare to the rest of the state and region, and how they got to this level.

How much is gas in Louisville?

A gallon of regular will cost you, on average, $3.18 in Loui…….

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With the holiday travel season approaching, many in the Louisville area and around the country are bracing to feel pain at the pump.

Gas prices are up from last year as families prepare to hit the road to see loved ones after a COVID-stunted 2020.

Here’s what to know about prices in the area, how they compare to the rest of the state and region, and how they got to this level.

How much is gas in Louisville?

A gallon of regular will cost you, on average, $3.18 in Louisville, according to AAA’s gas price tracker. That figure jumps to $3.83 if you’re going for premium and $3.38 if your ride requires diesel.

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Those numbers are all up from this time last year, when you could fill up on regular for $2.03 a gallon. However, large family gatherings were being discouraged at the time to prevent the spread of the coronavirus amid the pandemic.

National average for gas prices

The national average for gas sits at $3.41/gallon, according to AAA, up more than a dollar from last year’s average at this time, which was $2.12.

It’s also risen slightly from last month, when the average sat at $3.319.

California is weathering the highest average in the country — $4.69 for a gallon of regular — while Oklahoma sports the lowest at $3.

How does the price of gas in Louisville compare to the rest of Kentucky?

If you’re traveling to other parts of Kentucky for the holidays, you may want to consider filling up at your destination. As of Nov. 17, Louisville had the highest average price of the all the metro areas in the commonwealth that AAA tracks.

Kirk Caudill pumps gas for a customer at Pruitt’s Automotive, the last full service gas station in Louisville, Kentucky. Nov 18, 2021

Here’s how much a gallon of regular will cost you, on average, throughout the Bluegrass as of Nov. 17:

How does the price of gas in Louisville compare to the rest of the region?

If you’re headed to a neighboring state to celebrate the season, you’d most likely be wise to fill up before departing your old Kentucky home, AAA data shows.

The average price per gallon is higher in Indiana: $3.30 in Clarksville and $3.20 in Evansville. It jumps to $3.36 a gallon in Indianapolis. And in Cincinnati, it’ll cost you, on average, $3.26/gallon.

Down south, however, a gallon of regular in Nashville will average $3.14 — just below Louisville’s average.

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