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Gas prices drop post-Thanksgiving
$3 gas available at some pumps
Gas prices down
Gas prices down

Average gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 14.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.12 per gallon last Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 1,329 stations in Kansas. Gas in Great Bend averaged $3.159 per gallon.

Prices in Kansas were 25.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 8.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 7.9 cents in the last week and stands at $5.20 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Kansas was priced at $2.62 per gallon last week, while the most expensive was $3.59, a difference of 97.0 cents per gallon.

Prices looked even better by the end of the week. reported the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Kansas was $2.99 on Saturday. Stations in Hoisington had gas for $2.99-$3.04, and stations in Great Bend were in the range of $3.15-3.19.

Some of the highest-price gas in Kansas was reported in Morton County, where AAA reported Saturday an average price of $3.56. The lowest prices ranged from $2.97 to $2.87. Here are AAA’s price averages for area counties:

• Barton $3.15

• Ellsworth $3.05

• Pawnee $3.22

• Rice $3.10

• Rush $3.12

• Russell $3.14

• Stafford $3.05

The nearest counties with cheaper gas were Ellis at $2.93 and Reno at $2.97.

 The national average price of gasoline fell 12.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.52 last Monday and $3.39 on Saturday. On Monday, the national average was down 22.7 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 14.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.

Prices were expected to go up as millions of Americans hit the road for Thanksgiving, but that was not the case, according Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.

 “We saw gasoline prices continue dropping coast to coast last week, and a new record was set for the largest single-day decline in the national average. In addition, 47 of the nation’s 50 states have seen diesel prices falling as well, providing well-needed relief ahead of the holidays and helping to stem the rise in inflation,” De Haan said. “All the metrics look very positive for motorists as this week is likely to continue seeing falling gasoline prices, with many areas falling to the lowest level since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February. It’s entirely possible the national average price of gasoline could fall under $3 per gallon by Christmas, which would be a huge gift to unwrap for motorists after a dizzying year at the pump.”