Gas prices in western Kentucky are nearly seven cents more expensive than last week.
According to the AAA East Central Gas Price Report, western Kentucky gas averages $2.32 per gallon. Last year at this time, western Kentucky drivers paid $2.25.
Statewide, Kentucky gasoline prices also increased this week by seven cents to $2.35 per gallon.
Indiana and Ohio saw the largest price increases of all states at 14 and 11 cents, respectively. Prices jumped at least a nickel in 26 states.
Gasoline supplies decreased moderately in the region to 58.3 million barrels, according to the Energy Information Administration. In the same week, regional refinery utilization decreased by one percent. If stocks continue to fall, gas prices are likely to continue increasing especially with the switchover to summer-blend gasoline, which is more expensive to produce.
Average prices of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:
$2.31 Bowling Green