How gas prices have changed in Louisville in the last week

Published 6:39 pm Monday, February 26, 2024

How gas prices have changed in Louisville in the last week

Gasoline prices are down about 10 cents on average across the country this week.

Midwesterners are seeing a break in elevated gas prices caused by the shutdown of a refinery in Indiana as owner BP reportedly wraps up maintenance and restarts production in the coming days. While drivers in many Midwestern states are seeing gasoline hover at $3 per gallon or less, Illinois drivers are paying nearly $3.50 this week—an outlier in the region.

Drivers in Florida are also getting a reprieve as prices there have come down some from the record high for the year they notched last week. Analysts anticipate prices could climb higher over the next few weeks.

GasBuddy analyst Patrick De Haan warned Monday that rising demand for gas will soon raise prices at the pump as oil grows more expensive. “All eyes are on refiners as utilization remained seasonally weak, around 80% of capacity, meaning there’s less gasoline and diesel being produced,” De Haan said in a statement.

Stacker compiled statistics on gas prices in Louisville (KY only) metro area using data from AAA. Gas prices are current as of February 26.

Louisville by the numbers
– Gas current price: $3.02
— Kentucky average: $2.99
– Week change: -$0.09 (-3.0%)
– Year change: -$0.02 (-0.7%)
– Historical expensive gas price: $4.96 (6/7/22)

– Diesel current price: $3.92
– Week change: -$0.02 (-0.5%)
– Year change: -$0.14 (-3.4%)
– Historical expensive diesel price: $5.95 (6/20/22)

Metros with the most expensive gas
#1. Lihue (Kauai), HI: $5.21
#2. San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA: $4.84
#3. Kahului, HI: $4.83

Metros with the least expensive gas
#1. Lubbock, TX: $2.61
#2. Casper, WY: $2.63
#3. Amarillo, TX: $2.72

This story features writing by Dom DiFurio and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 371 metros.