Gas prices in Kentucky fell 6.3 cents per gallon over the past week to average of $3.79 per gallon to begin the week, according to the gasoline price website http:// www.KentuckyGasPrices.com KentuckyGasPrices.com.
Meanwhile, the national average increased 1.3 cents per gallon over the last week to $3.81 per gallon, according to the website.
Kentucky’s statewide average price at the pump was 9.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and 17.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. Reported prices in Northern Kentucky rang up higher than the statewide average, ranging from $3.82 per gallon to $3.85 per gallon.
"Even with Isaac long gone, the oil industry is still bringing capacity back online- at refineries and oil rigs, which is keeping pressure on prices," Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, said in a release. "Supply remains tight across the country as we slowly approach the transition to winter-spec gasoline, but I continue to be firm in believing that the national average will start to decline towards the end of September, as is typically the case."
For the most recent reported gas prices in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati, click here .