LEXINGTON, Ky. — Motorists hitting the road this week to celebrate the unofficial kick-off to summer will be greeted with the most expensive Memorial Day weekend gas prices since 2014.
The national average has stabilized following the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, but pump prices are likely to fluctuate leading up to the holiday weekend. Over the past weekend, the national gas price average declined a penny to $3.03, the first decrease in two weeks. While barely cheaper on the week, the average is 17 cents more than last month and $1.12 more expensive than last year.
Gas prices are down slightly across most of the Bluegrass State. Today’s average of $2.86 in Kentucky is a penny lower than last week, but 14 cents more than a month ago. Today’s average price in Kentucky is now $1.03 higher than the commonwealth’s average of $1.83 seen a year ago.