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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  • by TEC Location: Michigan on May 27, 2008 at 05:52 AM
    Why are we still buying oil from other countries? When our own reserves are at 97%, which when at 100% can last the US 200 years at the rate we us gas now. These gas prices do not need to be this high, when we have oil here in the US now that can be used.
  • by Wesley Location: Pike Co Ky on May 24, 2008 at 09:11 PM
    I agree that the ethanol stuff is a joke.. thats jus another way to nab more money.. NO MILEAGE and you ramble on about what vehicle.. a 4 cyl. guzzles that (edited). the tree huggers and AL GORE needs to shut up. and lets drill for our own oil.. and i agree with the one that made the comment about the strike.. lets set at the house for a day.. not buy nothing gas or anything.. not work.. if everyone would do that.. in one day it would send them a crippiling message.. see how fast they drop their (edited) PRICES and ppl Bush has nothing to do with the prices the only thing he could really do is put a Freeze on prices and without the approval of out (edited) congress he cant even do that..
  • by anonymous Location: Tennessee on May 24, 2008 at 07:53 AM
    I think you people that are saying gas is "inching" towards 4 bucks a gallon needs to learn what the word inching means. In Middlesboro alone it went up 20 cents in one nite.This is crazy. Get Bush outta office and I bet it will drop. Instead of buying it over seas why not get it from his reserve or here in the U.S. I think capitol hill should be asking a lot of questions and getting tons of answers. This is crazy.
  • by PATRICIA Location: CLAYCITY on May 23, 2008 at 11:57 PM
    I think its a shame that the president is letting gas get so high. He needs to do something about it. We have our own reserves why don't we use it instead of dealing with the other countries. If we can't do that then I suggest that all the american people just sit down and close the United States down for a day and see what happens then. I mean no shopping no working anything. I just don't know how they think poor people are supposed to live. I hope Hillary gets in as president. I know she will get our economy. People were crazy for putting Bush back in for another four years. Look at what he has done to our nation. We don't need another republican in office but if Hillary doesn't win the democratic vote then I will vote for McCain. I have faith that Hillary will win it though. I still don't understand why we can't use our own gas reserves. I think it is very stupid of the government not to let the nation use what is ours. That would save us alot of money in the long run.
  • by hillchild Location: ky on May 23, 2008 at 08:46 PM
    I have got it figured out. We need to all stick together like we did eight years ago and elect to more oil men to the Whitehouse for eight more years. WOW !! I recall when SLICK Willey freed up the reserve and suddenly gas was $.89 a gal.
  • by GetReal Location: Lexington on May 23, 2008 at 05:51 PM
    This will rebuke StreetSurviver (sic) answers: Q) Why not drill for oil here? A)Exxon-Valdez ruined that, the oil co's will NEVER watch what they're doing and will rape the environment while drilling. Q)Why Not Build refineries A)Oil companies won't because they are afraid that we will move too quickly on alternative fuels and they won't be able to make back a 1000% profit on the investment in the refinery. Q)Nuke Power? A)No one wants one anywhere near their home. If you are willing to sell 1000 acres beside your home to do this, call your Congressman. Q) Why aren't we doing coal conversion? A) We can't get enough coal out of the ground fast enough now to fill the regular coal orders, much less mine enough to run a conversion plant (much less 10 of them) and actually make a difference in fuel prices. There aren't enough mines or enough available land for sale to mine underneath, unless you're willing to let mining corp mine underneath existing cities (that would go over well).
  • by BLACKSHEEP Location: EVERYWHERE on May 23, 2008 at 02:22 PM
    IF YOU WANT TO STICK IT TO THE OIL CO THIS WEEKEND JUST DONT DRIVE ON MON. THINK ABOUT IT IF EVERYONE WOULD STAY HOME AND DONT BUY ANY GAS, THAT WILL GET'EM. NOW THIS E85 IS A JOKE! DOWN HERE IN THE SOUTH, WE HAVE BEEN USING E85 FOR YEARS, IT IS CALLED "MOONSHINE". I THINK THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BUILD A STILL AND USE THE SHINE IN THIER CARS. WHY NOT? AS I SAID WE "GOOD O'L BOYS" HAVE USED IT FOR YEARS AND YOU DONT NEED A GOV CONTROLLED "FLEX FUEL" CAR TO USE IT. HOW DO YOU THINK THAT NASCAR GOT STARTED?
  • by The Headline... on May 23, 2008 at 09:17 AM
    makes me laugh. Gas didn't "inch" towards $4 per gallon. It took a freakin running start and jumped 25 cents in one day from $3.70 to $3.95. How is that inching? Gas typically will go down about 8 to 10 cents after the price goes up which is supposed to appease the consumer. Then when it goes up, it doesn't go up 10 cents, it goes up 25 cents. That is not inching; that is leaps and bounds! The got us; bend over and just hope you get kissed in the process.
  • by Street Surviver Location: Kentucky on May 23, 2008 at 07:28 AM
    This will answer the ?'s for Zatoichi..... Q)Why aren't we drilling oil? A)Tree huggers are afraid of disturbing a Caribou herd In Alaska. Q)Why aren't we building refineries? A) Congressional Leaders not the President.Q)Why aren't we using nuke power? A)Congressional Leaders not the President. Q) Why aren't we doing coal conversion? Congressional Leaders not the President. Hitler changed coal to gas in WWII and we can't do it now, and they said Germany was a Communist country,(HELLO). I recieved an email a couple of weeks ago that showed gas prices around the world and one particular country stood out to me with thier gas prices @ .45 cents per gallon (Iran). If you have anymore questions you would like an answer for, just post them and I will be glad to answer them.
  • by Anonymous on May 23, 2008 at 07:07 AM
    WE NEED A RESEARCH UNIVERSITY IN THIS STATE!!!!!

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