Paducah, KY – A regional gasoline distributor in paducah says motorists should expect gas prices to jump above $3.00 a gallon by the weekend because of Gulf Coast refinery disruptions.
Phil Russo says the damage caused by Hurricane Rita puts more pressure on the market, but he adds that a rush to the pump isn't necessary. Russo predicts an average increase in price of ten cents a gallon per day.
He says the wholesale price of regular has risen to $2.90 a gallon. Russo's firm operates several BP stations in the Paducah area.