Gas Inches Towards $4 Mark

Gas prices inch closer to the four dollar mark here in central Kentucky. People filling up in Lexington are digging deeper in their pockets after prices jumped, again Wednesday morning.

The price for a gallon of regular unleaded now sits at $3.95 at some stations. That's a new record for this area.

Not all stations made the change. The Thorton's on Winchester Road, at least for the time being, has gas for $3.66. even though the stations around it made the jump.

Many drivers waited in a crowd of cars to take advantage of the cheaper price. At Swifty on New Circle Rd., the line became so long it even caused some traffic trouble along New Circle.

The pump jump comes as oil is selling for a record high. A barrel of oil hit an all-time high of more than $132. Nationally, the average for gas now sits at $3.80 a gallon.


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