(LEX 18) — Summer driving season is nearing its end, and as the seasons change, gas prices are also expected to fall.
“As we got down here it got down to $3.11, which is 88 cents less than what we're paying,” said Randy Young, who was driving back to Illinois from a weekend in Laurel County. “So, gonna move down here I guess.”
The average price of a gallon of gas in Kentucky hovers around $3.42. That’s 30 cents cheaper than one month ago and more than 35 cents cheaper than the current national average.
For road trippers from out of state, it’s a welcome change as summer travel winds down this Labor Day.
“So far I think 3.41 was the lowest I've seen,” said Bill Yeadon, who was driving back to Indianapolis from Tennessee. “If I could get a big tanker to follow me home, I'd be happy.”
Drivers have more good news to look forward to. Some analysts predict gas could fall below $3/gallon by the end of this year.