Gas Prices Soar To Record High

Monday was a record-setting day in central Kentucky, but it isn't a mark most people ever wanted to see.

Gas prices jumped to a new all-time high of $3.45 at many stations. That's up nearly 17 cents from this weekend's prices.

Drivers lined up to fuel up at the cheaper price at stations that hadn't yet raised their prices.

Gas prices are up around 26 cents over the course of the past month and some experts say they expect prices to soar to four dollars a gallon by this summer.

There was a bit of a traffic jam near the Thornton's on Winchester Road near I-75 because gas was was only $3.27. There were dozens of people trying to get in on that lower price.

Most people said they were upset about the higher price tag, but at the same time, there wasn't much they could do about it.

Because of the overcrowding at the gas station on Monday morning, gas was flowing slowly. One customer told us he'd been there for more than a half an hour and the gas was flowing about a gallon a minute.


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  • by Wayne Location: Valdosta GA on May 18, 2008 at 05:38 AM
    to the truckers out there go on stike the prices at the pump will go down after all truckers move the country so if the stores can't sell what they don't have they will rise the price on what they do have and people will not buy it. So wah la lower prices
  • by Anonymous Location: indiana on May 10, 2008 at 02:48 PM
    gas here in michiana is 3.85 a gallon
  • by Karen Location: KY on Apr 24, 2008 at 01:22 PM
    What are people going to do if these gas prices don't go down? I work for a Co. Attorney and the crime rate is low compared to other cities. However, these gas prices will cause the crime rate to go up. People have to have gas to get to and from work. Whether they still it at the gas pumps or from your vehicles. Also, people have to eat. And when it comes to feeding your family or buying gas, people will buy the gas to get to work and then they will have to steal something else to sell to feed their family. My husband and I both work and make good money and we can't make ends meet now. What are minimum wage people to do when the price of gas a gallon is more than they make an hour? We are definitely going to see a depression if gas doesn't go down and stay down. Gas prices are affecting the price of groceries and everything else. I don't believe we have as much shortage of oil as they say we do. May God Bless us in this wicked, selfish, and gas gouging world.
  • by austin Location: Utah on Apr 22, 2008 at 02:24 PM
    this is so out ragious it should be like 2.50 for americans to beable to stay out of debt
  • by gary Location: Kentucky on Apr 18, 2008 at 02:29 PM
    I was going to travel to California this summer. Guess not now. Look at this. Gas is up over 44 in Los Angeles. http://www.mynews2u.com/video.php?vid=127
  • by Carole Location: Thompson on Apr 18, 2008 at 12:13 PM
    I am so digusted with our country's leaders for allowing us to be ripped off with the rising gas prices. My pay is not rising to keep up with the gas prices. We all need to let our leader's know that we are fed up and it is their job to fix the problem.
  • by Dave Location: Mousie Ky on Apr 17, 2008 at 12:51 PM
    Hey j. They are going to hell and they know it. Heaven won't let them in because they will raise the price of praying.
  • by Mary Location: L on Apr 17, 2008 at 10:13 AM
    Prices will stay that way because it appears us consumers have accepted the gas prices & also the diesel have tremendously gone up. They will just keep on going up as long as we sit & do nothing. When are we going to all ban together & not buy one cent of gas until the prices go down. Yes it might be hard but save up for a few days & get it done. If prices will ever drop it is going to have to come from us. We either allow it to keep on going or buckle our belts & buy none.
  • by Jethro Location: Rat cheer on Apr 16, 2008 at 10:15 PM
    Those ranting that higher gas prices only make the government rich, consider this. Gasoline is taxed at a per gallon rate, not as a percentage of price paid. When the price per gallon goes up, folks tend to conserve money by buying fewer gallons. Sales of fewer gallons means fewer tax dollars. How is the government getting richer when the tax income from gas sales goes down? During the debate over Gov. Bashear's contrived budget shortfall (has anyone else noticed that last minute add-ons to the approved budget add up to almost exactly the amount he claimed we were short?) I found it odd that with all the suggested taxes as cures, no one proposed expanding our 6% sales tax to include gasoline. Some 100,000 cars a day travel the roughly 23 miles of I75 through Lex. If they averaged 23 miles to the gallon, at $3 per gallon, they would generate over 116 MILLION dollars in taxes per year. Add in all the other traffic in Ky. and we wouldn't have to tax ANYTHING else.
  • by Stephanie Location: all over kentucky on Apr 16, 2008 at 06:11 PM
    This is funny. I just got back from North Carolina and their gas in some parts is only $3.05 now come on the government can't tell me the companies are not setting their own prices and depending on where you live is how much it going to be. Gas is a huge rip off the president can't control it only we can stop it. Stay at home more and car pool. It's a big deal when it gets to the point of either buying food or gas. I feel sorry for fixed income people like the elderly.

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