Gas prices in west central Kentucky are down by four cents this week to $2.513 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

Gasoline inventory plummeted by 2.5 million barrels this week, bringing stocks to the lowest level of the year at 47 million barrels according to Energy Information Administration (EIA) data. Typically, a large draw and low supply levels would push prices higher. However, the region saw lots of volatility in gas prices throughout the summer and early fall, which is continuing.

This week’s average price in western central Kentucky is $2.513.

The average price in the Paducah area is $2.508.

At $2.76, the national gas price average is at its cheapest in six months. On the week, motorists in every state except Hawaii are paying as much as a nickel less to fill-up. Today’s national average is six cents less than a week ago,15-cents less than a month ago – but still 24-cents more than a year ago.