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Kentucky's gas price jump second highest in the U.S.

Triple A of the Bluegrass

Triple A is reporting Kentucky is experiencing higher gasoline prices at a greater rate than most other states.

Kentucky ranks only behind Washington D.C. for the largest weekly jump in prices at the pump, coming in with a 16-cent increase. The Commonwealth’s average price at 3.08 is 18 cents more than a month ago and a dollar 9 higher than a year ago.

Gasoline prices are up a dime or more in the communities of Richmond, Georgetown, Winchester, and Lexington.

Triple A’s Lori Weaver Hawkins said the key driver for the recent uptick in gas prices is crude oil, which typically accounts for at least 50% of the price at the pump.

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