Gas Prices Jump More Than 30 Cents In Lexington

It's happened again. Gas prices took another big jump Tuesday in Lexington.

Some stations are selling gas more than 30 cents higher than they were yesterday.

Many drivers say they're fed up, since prices seem to fluctuate so much.

27 NEWSFIRST spotted most stations in Lexington selling a gallon of regular unleaded gas for just under $2.90 Tuesday afternoon.

But what's happening here may have a direct link with what happened overnight in the Middle East.

Oil barrels jumped to a record high near $88 a barrel, after rumors Turkey was planning some sort of attack in Iraq. But that never happened.


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  • by e Location: gtown on Oct 17, 2007 at 10:36 AM
    suppose if we shower iraq in kindness the price of gas will drop?
  • by crystal Location: London on Oct 16, 2007 at 10:46 PM
    Well if thats not bad enough here is the question of the day.. OK yesterday i traveled out and gas was priced at 2.59. now that price was pretty much everywhere give or take a cent or two... I get up this morning travel out to the same location and gas jumped up to 2.89. not i drive on down the road and here is a gas station with their prices still 2.59 self serve only.. of course i drive in, while waiting in line i notice a little sign next to the pumps that reads we will pump your gas for only 7 cents more.. Now if these places were that worried about gas prices would they be advertising such signs as that.. I may be wrong or just tired of paying high prices but that caught my eye as PRICE GOUGING
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Oct 16, 2007 at 07:11 PM
    How can we blame this one on Ernie?
  • by BILL Location: HARLAN on Oct 16, 2007 at 04:56 PM
    Im tired of this crap! The gas in the gas tanks at the stations is already paid for, so how can they raise it if its already been purchased? And dont you just LOVE how they go up here if it rains or the wind blows a certain way in IRAQ or where ever it may be... Any reason to raise it.... Like yesterday, the threat from Turkey, and IT NEVER HAPPENED!!!!!!!!! PRICE GOUGING AT ITS FINEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS ERNIE!!! YOU CAN STOP THIS CRAP YOU LOSER!!!
  • by DD Location: McCreary on Oct 16, 2007 at 04:28 PM
    Do people realize how many millions of dollars the oil companies make by just raising the price of a gal of gas just one cent on the gallon?

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