West Central KY Gas Prices Increase


West Central KY Gas Prices Increase

West Central Kentucky gas prices increased three cents this week to $1.989 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Fuel Gauge Report.

On the National Front
Drivers this year paid the second lowest gas prices for Thanksgiving since 2008, and the national average has steadily dropped. Today’s average price of $2.13 per gallon is down one cent per gallon for the week, seven cents over the last month and is only nine cents more compared to a year ago.

Pump prices in the Great Lakes region continue to be the most volatile in the nation. This is a product of some refinery issues that have limited production at some facilities. While prices in recent weeks have been a mixed bag of increases and decreases, regional prices over the past week have moved mostly lower. The volatility in the region has been pressured by operations at the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (the region’s largest facility), which has been undergoing planned maintenance that is set to wrap up at the end of the month.

Most prices in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast have moved lower over the past week due to high supply and the price of crude oil. The latest EIA report shows that East Coast gasoline stocks increased to 59 million bbl (oil barrel) which is about 700,000 bbl more than reported this same time last year.

West Texas Intermediate opened last week’s formal trading posting gains but closed out Friday’s formal trading session on the NYMEX down $1.90, settling at $46.06 per barrel.

This week’s average prices: Western Central KY Average $1.989
Average price during the week of November 21, 2016 $1.952
Average price during the week of November 30, 2015 $1.840

The following is a list of the average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:
$1.931 Bowling Green

$1.889 Elizabethtown

$2.195 Louisville

$1.930 Owensboro

$1.998 Paducah

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile.

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