The average price in Southwest Ohio Tuesday was $3.88, down from a 2011 record of $3.89 on Monday, according to data from the Oil Price Information Service. The Northern Kentucky average was $3.92, which is down from the 2011 record recorded on Thursday.
Drivers in five states, including Indiana, as well as the District of Columbia are paying an average of $4 a gallon, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report. The Ohio statewide average price Tuesday was $3.90, while the Kentucky average was $3.86.
Local prices this April have been the highest ever recorded for the month, fueled in part by the seasonal run-up in retail prices ahead of the summer driving season and the higher cost of crude oil.
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