Gas Prices Continue to Rise

Gasoline prices in Kentucky are 18 cents more expensive this week at $2.496, according to Triple A’s Gas Price Report. Locally, gas prices now range between $2.38 and $2.49.

Pump prices in the Great Lakes and Central states saw the highest change of any region following the drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend. Kentucky at plus 19 cents saw the largest weekly increase in the region and is among the top 10 states in the country with the biggest jumps in pump prices.

As gasoline inventory decreases, upcoming refinery maintenance may present additional challenges in the region. Down to 96 percent, regional refinery production could low further as refineries undergo this planned maintenance to produce winter blend gasoline.

Last week was the first time since early June that the national gas price average jumped by more than a nickel in under a few days.

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