Louisville-Area Gas Prices Jump

by Rick Howlett on May 6, 2009

Gas prices at many Louisville-area outlets jumped by about 30 cents per gallon early this

week, leaving motorists wondering whether prices will continue to soar as the summer

driving season approaches.

Roger Boyd at Triple A of Louisville says it appears the spike is partially the result of

a drop in gas and crude supplies and a rise in oil prices.

Some stations are also switching over to a more expensive summer blend of

reformulated gasoline.

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(now the real question on the minds of the motorists as well as Triple A is does

that necessarily equate to a 30 cent overnight price increase).

Boyd says the increase came on top of the usual jump in prices associated

with Derby week in the Louisville area.

He says there’s nothing to indicate at this point that prices will exceed four dollars

per gallon this summer.

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