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Gas prices in Louisville shoot up at least 30 cents

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Just as it looked as if gas prices were falling, they shot up across Louisville.  On Wednesday, prices shot up at least 30 cents at many stations, to $3.80 a gallon.

But around the Metro area, the price is much cheaper.  In places like Shelbyville, gas is $3.29 a gallon.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says it has to do with the gas you're getting:  "Marathon is the wholesale supplier because of a merger some years ago.  They have a dominant presence in Kentucky, they supply nearly 100 percent of gas at the wholesale level in Kentucky.  Because of that, we believe our prices are out of whack.  We believe our prices are too high compared to other places around us -- they effectively have a monopoly.  I have taken this to the FTC.  They have declined to re-review the merger."

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