How gas prices have changed in Lexington in the last week

Published 7:21 pm Monday, May 20, 2024

How gas prices have changed in Lexington in the last week

The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is declining for a fourth straight week as the country gears up to open swimming pools for the summer season this Memorial Day weekend.

Prices are just 5 cents higher than they were one year ago at this time. GasBuddy forecasts that prices will remain below historical trends and continue falling leading up to the July Fourth holiday.

“While the Middle East, hurricane season, refinery maintenance, and any other unexpected disruptions or weather remain wildcards, this summer is shaping up to be mostly favorable for drivers hitting the road,” GasBuddy analyst Patrick De Haan said in a statement Monday.

Still, prices seen at the pump will vary by region. Drivers on the West Coast and in Northeastern states are most likely to encounter higher-than-average costs to fill up the tank.

Stacker compiled statistics on gas prices in Lexington, KY metro area using data from AAA. Gas prices are current as of May 20.

Lexington by the numbers
– Gas current price: $3.35
— Kentucky average: $3.33
– Week change: -$0.16 (-4.5%)
– Year change: -$0.06 (-1.8%)
– Historical expensive gas price: $4.79 (6/10/22)

– Diesel current price: $3.64
– Week change: -$0.05 (-1.4%)
– Year change: -$0.35 (-8.8%)
– Historical expensive diesel price: $5.92 (6/20/22)

Metros with the most expensive gas
#1. Napa, CA: $5.53
#2. Santa Rosa, CA: $5.44
#3. Salinas, CA: $5.43

Metros with the least expensive gas
#1. San Angelo, TX: $2.88
#2. Monroe, LA: $2.92
#3. Amarillo, TX: $2.94

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