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AAA: Gas prices continue slight downward trend heading into fall; new season brings lower demand

Gas prices continue to trend lower, with half of all states seeing pump prices drop two cents on the week. The national average to push is cheaper by a penny, down to $2.56. Today’s average is 11 cents less than a month ago and 28 cents cheaper than a year ago. Kentucky’s downward trend in gas prices has been less dramatic of late. The average dropped just a penny this past week after making greater...

Kentuckians see early-summer savings at the pump; average price for regular unleaded gas down a dime

Kentuckians hitting the road for summer vacations are finding some good news at the pump. The average price for regular unleaded has dropped a dime since last week, settling at $2.54. Today’s average gas price in Kentucky is 25 cents less than it was a year ago. In Lexington, prices dropped 16 cents on the week, landing at $2.55. Prices for the metro averaged $2.69 one year ago. Nearly every...

AAA: Average gas price in Kentucky is up 9 cents, putting it in top ten in country for largest increase

The average gas price in Kentucky climbed 9 cents in the past week, putting it among the nation’s top 10 states for largest weekly increases. On the week, 28 states saw gas price averages increase by at least a nickel, pushing the national gas price average up 6 cents to land at $2.33. That is the largest one-week increase seen at the national level this year. In Lexington, the average gas price...

AAA: Gas prices edged upward across much of central U.S. during stretch of frigid weather

While most states saw gas prices trend lower to start off the first week in February, the average gas price of $2.10 for Kentucky is about 2 cents higher than a week ago following a price jump during the stretch of frigid weather. “Three-fourths of the country faced below-freezing temperatures last week. The forecast may have prompted many motorists to fill up early and often, ahead of the severe...

AAA: Kentucky average gas price now at 30 cents less than one year ago; increases possible

Kentucky’s average gas price dropped 10 cents in the past week to land at $2.06, among the greatest price drops in the nation over the past week. The current Kentucky average gas price is 30 cents less than a year ago. Nearly 20 percent of states are currently enjoying prices below $2.00 per gallon. Nationally, retail averages have dropped ­­­83 of the past 90 days. The national average for regular...

AAA: Cheapest December national gas price average in two years — welcome news for holiday travelers

At $2.37, the national gas price average continues to drive toward the cheapest pump prices seen during the month of December since 2016, which is welcome news for the millions of Americans expected to begin holiday travel later this week. “AAA expects 102 million Americans to drive to their holiday destination this year, which is a four percent increase year-over-year,” said Lori Weaver Hawkins,...

Gas prices continue to fall across Kentucky, but geopolitical concerns could mean big changes ahead

Gas prices are falling across the Bluegrass, but relief at the pump may not last if geopolitical concerns begin to impact crude oil prices. Kentucky’s average gas price is $2.67, dropping another 8 cents from last week and putting the Commonwealth fifth on the leaderboard for greatest fall in price, week over week. In Lexington, motorists welcomed another 12 cent drop in prices on the heels of last...

AAA reports gas prices at their highest for the year but starting to stall; switch to summer blend done

Gas prices in the region continue to climb, although the pace has slowed somewhat in the past few days. Local refiners wrapped up the switch to summer-blend gasoline, resulting in significant price increases over the last two weeks. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.42. This price is a penny more expensive than one week ago, 13 cents more than one month ago...