Local News

By Graham Shelby

Gas prices are up in Louisville and throughout Kentucky. The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Louisville is $3.05 per gallon. The statewide average is about $2.99. That’s about fifty cents higher than the average cost a year ago.

Triple-A spokesperson Roger Boyd says the increase is due to many factors.

“First of all, forecasts, we’ve already seen a very cold winter. Obviously, that affects the market that affects gas prices. But then there’s also price per barrel, which is over ninety dollars a barrel, additionally inventories are a little bit low, so a number of issues going in,” he said.

Boyd says the price increase, though frustrating to motorists, is within the normal range for this time of year.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."