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Arctic temps drive spike at the pump; Kentucky spared the worst as most see double-digit rise

Motorists are filling-up to some of the most expensive gas prices seen in over a year. With the forced shutdown of Gulf Coast and some Midwest refineries due to last week’s winter weather, gasoline stocks have tightened and gas prices have skyrocketed. On the week, 66% of state averages spiked by double digits (10–22 cents), driving the national average up by 13 cents to $2.63. That is the most...

Rising crude oil prices could signal price increases at the pump; Kentucky prices decrease in past week

The national gas price average has been cheaper year-over-year for 336 days—as much as $1.12/gallon less. However, AAA predicts that trend could end as early as this week. At $2.42, the national average is only a nickel cheaper than a year ago. In Kentucky, prices still dropped a penny on average, to land at $2.25 this week. But that’s only 2 cents cheaper than a year ago. “For nearly a year,...

Gas falls below $3 a gallon, helping drivers save at least $250 million a day, AAA says

  The national average price of gas dropped below $3 a gallon for the first time since Dec. 22, 2010, ending its longest streak ever above that price, according to AAA. In Kentucky, the current average price is $2.924 (as of Nov. 3 at 3:45 a.m.).   AAA estimates that lower gas prices are helping consumers save at least $250 million per day on gasoline compared to early summer when the national...