WYMT | Eastern KY | News, Weather, Sports

Gas prices on the rise

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

Gas prices are on the rise going into the July 4 holiday, making some travelers a little weary.

Prices in some areas across the region have jumped more than 30 cents overnight and are as high as $3.35 in the most eastern part of the region.

Some customers are saying it is price gouging at its finest.

"I can't figure out really why gas prices at one supermarket is $3.35 and then in another town it's $2.99, and I think somebody's gouging somewhere," said Mike Ratliff of Paintsville.

Kentucky implemented a gas tax on July 1. The increase is part of a state law, tying Kentucky's gas tax to the average wholesale price of gas.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 161277155 - wkyt.com/a?a=161277155