Gas prices continue to rise throughout the area

Average retail gasoline prices in Kentucky have risen 14.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.10 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy.

This compares with the national average that has increased 6.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.11/g.

In the Lakes Area, prices are ranging from $1.88 to $2.09 a gallon.

Including the change in gas prices in Kentucky during the past week, prices yesterday were 33.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 13.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 13.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 33.0 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on April 18 in Kentucky have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.44 a gallon in 2015, $3.73 a gallon in 2014, $3.44 a gallon in 2013, $3.90 a gallon in 2012 and $3.78 a gallon in 2011.