drivers are feeling some pain at the pump. Gas prices are close to $4 per
gallon in some cases. Kentucky
But just to our south in
drivers are filling up for less than $3.50 per gallon. Now, Tennessee 's higher gas prices could be
getting the attention of federal investigators. Kentucky
It adds up, and it's been adding up fast in many areas in the Commonwealth, especially in the last 24 hours.
According to reports, just north of
it goes from $3.49 and in one exit it's $3.79 everywhere and then it's $3.89 in
The attorney general's office launched an investigation into gouging years ago, and they are picking it back up, urging the Federal Trade Commission to take another look. An investigation found
to be the main reason for the pricey gas because it's the area's only supplier.
"It doesn't matter if you're at Chevron. It doesn't matter if you're at
Thorntons or Shell or . It is all
Marathon Oil," said Allison Martin, a spokesperson for the attorney
general's office. Speedway
If the FTC chooses to act, then it could break up Marathon's dominance in
The attorney general's office believes the FTC will decide fairly soon whether to launch its own investigation.