Friday, December 24, 2010

 

Christmastime Gas Prices At All-Time High

WEST VIRGINIA....
Gasoline prices jumped this week to their highest Christmastime levels in history. According to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge, the average pump price in the Huntington area stood at $3.148 on Friday morning. That marked a 4.5-cent jump from Thursday and a 15.5-cent hike from a week ago. Speedway gasoline stations in Huntington reported actual pump prices at $3.20, with similar prices elsewhere.

Nationally, the average pump price stood at $3.025. West Virginia’s average pump price of $3.11 ranked 12th most expensive nationally when compared to other states and the District of Columbia. Ohio ranked 26th at $3.03. Kentucky followed in 27th with a price of $3.01.

Twenty one states reported 40-cent or greater year-on-year increases. AAA said this was the first Christmas Eve with an average at the $3 threshold.



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