Government Report: Gas Prices Will Continue To Climb

If you think gasoline prices are high now, they are only expected to get higher.

The Energy Information Administration says gas prices will keep climbing before peaking at an average of $4.14 a gallon in August.

The group also projects the average for a gallon of gas for all of two 2008 will end up being about $3.78 per gallon.

For 2009, they are projecting the average to be $3.92 per gallon.


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  • by Goebel Location: Lexington on Jun 13, 2008 at 04:52 AM
    Too bad we don't have Nixon in office he could freeze the cost of everything like he did before.
  • by SR Location: Perry County on Jun 12, 2008 at 07:49 PM
    All the government is doing is shooting themselves in the foot. They are going to shut the country down because people can't afford to work. Minimum wage workers can't afford the gas that it takes to go to and from work and let's face it, over 80% of our communities in Eastern Kentucky are filled with minimum wage workers. They can't afford to keep gas in their vehicles, much less insurance, current tags, and necessities for survival. How are our children supposed to understand the concept of making ends meet when our government apparently doesn't understand this concept either? If they did, they would find a way to do something about this problem. The main problem here is that our government only helps the ones who don't need the help-the fortunate ones and to hell with the rest of society. I wish it wasn't that way, but that's the way it is. Something needs to be done! Maybe we can get someone in office who will use the resources that we have in our country instead of other countries.
  • by grumpy on Jun 12, 2008 at 06:17 PM
    trade off my truck I need it for work if I didnt have to have it the botttem has fell out of the market for them I would give it away to a lot and pay to much for a car that should get 40mpg but gets 25mpg becouse the auto maker were in with the oil companys for years I rember a 70s model car big size getting 24 on the road all it is the oil stock holders and oil companys have go so greedy they are cleaning out the consumer
  • by anonymous Location: in a small town on Jun 12, 2008 at 08:32 AM
    It's sad that gas prices continue to rise here in the U.S. Our governtment can allocate billions to help other countries, but when it comes to their ouwn back yard, they don't do much, if anything. Apparently they do not realize that the price of gas (and oil) affects everything else from food, to electricity, to rent, etc. A pole on here noted people chose to buy less gorceries so they could afford to get to work. WTH? That's just wrong.
  • by J Location: Letcher County on Jun 12, 2008 at 03:12 AM
    Price gouching is what the oil companies are doing and the government is allowing it to happen just not all at once....slowly raising it till they get richer Im running my car on pure hydrogen from water the heck with them they can jump in a lake
  • by Wow Location: RIchmond on Jun 11, 2008 at 09:45 PM
    When the US automakers begin to really grow broke they will either cash out and keep themselves rich or decide to make cars that get european gas mileage instead of 1970s US mileage. I mean who needs a humvee that gets 8mpg other than the governator and his 6 differant H1's. Everyone should at least watch "who killed the electric car?" just once to see what tech is not only available but was tested until the feds ruled the lawsuit to make electric cars unconstitutional.
  • by challis Location: bell county on Jun 11, 2008 at 03:05 PM
    i have a idea how about everone stop working stop spending grow our own food or get on food scooters, then see how the goverment likes that, the only reason they sent the stim checks is cause they felt sorry for ripping us off so bad on gas, also lets give the oil companys more money for the plants and more tax breaks, this i one big joke, and the rich are the only ones laughing about it laughing all the way to the bank, come on people if there having a hard time producing gas how come there record profits, then we give them money when something bad happens, im tired of it, if it get much higher just wate i will first in line to get on a check and stay at home, i drive 65 miles round trip to work 23-25 mpg, 4 a gallon plus i have to eat you do the math. i work to pay to go to work and pay just a few have too bills nothing extra, no boat 4 wheeler no extra fun things, just life. its all one big joke. thanks bush hope you and next 15 generations dont have to do without. i know i am
  • by Dr. Wallywing Location: head of holler on Jun 11, 2008 at 02:49 PM
    time to bend over America and take this cold steel gas pump right up your......
  • by tired Location: manchester on Jun 11, 2008 at 12:59 PM
    the only way to help gas prices to come down is the american people need to boycot the gas stations thirty days at a time don't buy anything at certain gas stations for thirty days and then move on to another station after the thirty days is up if we could do that in every city then things may change.
  • by Broke Citizen on Jun 11, 2008 at 10:59 AM
    That means no one will be buying four wheel drive trucks. Everyone will turn to small front wheel drive cars. The truck business will go bottoms up in Kentucky. It's sad. Everyone wants the big $.
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