Motorists traveling from one end of Kentucky to another this holiday period could see a differing range of gasoline prices. GasBuddy-Dot-Com Petroleum Analyst Patrick Dehaan says the lowest-priced gas is found near Bowling Green at three dollars 34 cents a gallon. Compare that to Louisville where travelers may find prices hovering around four dollars a gallon.
Dehaan says the conflict in Iraq doesn't seem to be impacting gas prices. "We saw prices peak or jump up because of Iraq already and now since there's nothing really new that's developed, the impact that Iraq has had on gas prices is relatively quiet," said Dehaan.
Dehaan says refinery issues in northeast Kentucky seem to be driving up gas prices in that part of the state. Dehaan says prices will vary, depending upon where dealers buy their product. "Some stations across areas of Kentucky may be buying gasoline from Catlettsburg, the Marathon refinery there. Some areas in Kentucky closer to Tennessee could be sourcing gasoline cheaper out of Tennessee," added Dehaan.
By and large, the gas price consultant predicts prices found at the pump today are likely to remain through the Fourth of July holiday.