Gas Prices Go Under $2 Mark at Some Area Stations
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Average retail gasoline prices in Kentucky have risen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.21 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,623 gas outlets in Kentucky. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.27 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Kentucky during the past week, prices yesterday were 68.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 5.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 7.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 57.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
In Paducah, prices are ranging from $1.97 to $2.19 a gallon.
"The era of falling gasoline prices will likely be coming to an end soon at a gas station near you," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com.
"Not to say declines are completely done, but over the next few weeks we'll likely see more times when stations are raising their prices then dropping them, thanks to gasoline demand that will soon begin recovering and crude oil imports that will soon reflect OPEC's lower output. The national average typically rises 35-65 cents from its low price, usually in February, through Memorial Day, and there's no reason to believe the same won't happen this year, so buckle up," DeHaan said.
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