According to AAA East Central, gas prices in west central Kentucky have fallen about five cents to $3.44 a gallon. That’s 15 cents lower than the same period last year.
Nationally, the average has fallen for 25 consecutive days “due to abundant refinery production, even as geopolitical tensions gain global attention. Russia and Ukraine returned to the forefront this past week when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crashed in eastern Ukraine in an area controlled by pro-Russian separatists. Additionally, intensifying violence between Israeli and Hamas forces in Gaza has drawn headlines and concerns that the conflict could have a broader regional impact. Despite these issues, oil markets remain relatively unaffected because there has not been an impact to supply or distribution.”
AAA East Central reports current gas price averages ranging from $3.174 in Elizabethtown to $3.765 in Louisville. Paducah’s most recent average is $3.398, and that’s the town closest to our community with a listed price.
So, as usual, it looks like things could be better, but they could also be worse.
Justin McGill is the general manager of The Cadiz Record and can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.