Kentucky's Attorney General Investigating Gas Prices

Some gas stations are under the watchful eye of the Kentucky Attorney General's Office.

Jack Conway’s office has confirmed that its probe of gas prices originally just in Louisville has now been expanded statewide.

The wider probe comes after a sudden spike in gas prices yesterday across parts of Kentucky as Hurricane Ike approached the Gulf Coast.

The prices went up at numerous locations even though crude prices dropped.

The Attorney General's Office sent out nine subpoenas requesting information into the wholesale prices of gas in both the Louisville and state markets.

Those companies have 27 days left to respond.


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  • by Bobby Hicks Location: Shepherdsville, KY on Oct 7, 2008 at 03:26 PM
    Today I stopped for gas at Speedway in Maysville, filled up @ 3.579, got to Lexington, it was 3.239, got home it was 3.419. How can it be so much difference if other than gouging?
  • by Bill Location: Louisville on Oct 4, 2008 at 10:30 PM
    I think our Attorney General & other elected official's are a joke, they are alway's saying they are going to fine big oil, but then they do nothing. they say they have to give them so many day's to respond to the price gouging alligations, the time run's out, then we never hear anymore about it. Our Ky. Government is a joke.
  • by Delores Location: Gray on Sep 14, 2008 at 05:17 PM
    Today at the Kroger in Corbin gas was 4.49 a gallon for regular. This is price gouging. Some of the other stations were priced at 4.29 a gallon.
  • by sheila Location: corbin on Sep 13, 2008 at 05:06 PM
    as you already know yesterday at 9:30AM gas prices was 3.44 gallon and by 12:30 they were up to 3.99 gallon if this isn't taken advantage of the people then you tell me what is. Its time kentucky puts a stop to this abuse of power, i was told by the gas station that by the afternoon it would be almost $5 which it is almost there here in corbin. I think its time the governor puts a stop to this by making them lower the price before the storm warning and putting a freeze on the prices until after the storm.
  • by bernard Location: bowling green on Sep 11, 2008 at 05:47 PM
    it is bad in bowling green,ky. oil prices go down here the gas prices go down 1 penny. all of a sudden the price of gas goes up 25 cents. bowling green is the worst place to buy gas
  • by j on Sep 11, 2008 at 09:04 AM
    How about magoffin county, even higher than johnson county at least last time I looked. Monday, I found it at 360 a gallon in Floyd county but Magoffin was 377. Gas situation is bad enough without prices being jacked up just because they can.
  • by Melissa Location: Kentucky on Sep 11, 2008 at 07:03 AM
    There was an AP report on the airways last week, stating that Johnson County was paying 30 cents more than other East Kentucky Counties.It is about time the state looked into this!
  • by lester Location: Whitesburg on Sep 11, 2008 at 05:13 AM
    LET'S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS, BIG OIL OWNED BY REPUBLICANS AND MONITORED BY REPUBLICANS----DOES ANYONE SEE A PROBLEM?
  • by Susan Location: Wise VA on Sep 11, 2008 at 05:01 AM
    Wish they would investigate out disrtibutor.
  • by Cris Location: Knott on Sep 11, 2008 at 02:48 AM
    Sweet home Knott County needs to looked at to. A couple of weeks ago gas was $3.58, the next morning it was $3.79 and has only gone down to $ 3.69. Why is this? Perry and Floyd Counties are always cheaper by almost .10 cents.
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