Low price in the state on Tuesday morning was not too far below Great Bend, though it was still below where this community was before this week’s dime-a-gallon hike.
Then, by the middle of the day, the community had seen a second dime-per-gallon increase at some local sites.
Tuesday morning saw prices around town at $3.50 per gallon, and by noon that had increased at some stations to $3.60.
Low price recorded in Kansas Tuesday was $3.37 at Ellsworth; followed by $3.38, Wichita and Park City; $3.39, Junction City; $3.40 to $3.44, Hutchinson; $3.45, Liberal and Emporia; $3.46 and $3.47, Salina; $3.49, Manhattan, Salina, Emporia, Hays, Dodge City and Lawrence; $3.50, Manhattan; $3.55, Hays, Lawrence, Liberal and Dodge City; $3.56, Junction City; $3.59, Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and Junction City; $3.60, Great Bend; $3.62, Garden City; $3.63, Lawrence; $3.65, Medicine Lodge, Garden City and Eureka; $3.67, Beloit; $3.69, Chanute, Independence, Topeka and Sharon Springs, $3.77, Ulysses and Ellsworth; and $3.79, Seneca and Hays.
The state average Tuesday was $3.52, which was up from the state average of $3.45 a week ago and $3.39 a month ago. A year ago, the Kansas average price was $2.74.
The national average price Tuesday was $3.68, compared to $2.83 a year ago.
The prices are reported on Kansas Gas Prices, which is operated by Gas Buddy Organization, that was developed as a way for the public to report changes in gas prices around the nation.
The Kansas prices are available at www.kansasgasprices.com.
According to the Associated Press, gas prices on the national front was more stationary than here. It noted that, “... gasoline pump prices jumped more than 2 cents on Tuesday to a new national average of $3.685 per gallon, according to AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service.”
Over time, however, there continues to be a great deal of change, the AP noted. “A gallon of regular is 18.2 cents more expensive than a month ago and 85.7 cents higher than last year,” at the national level, it was noted.
Earlier this week, the AP noted that international oil prices continue to increase.
“Oil prices jumped to fresh 30-month highs above $108 a barrel Monday as the conflict in Libya extended market concerns about supply risks and signs of a recovering U.S. jobs market bolstered optimism that global crude demand will strengthen.
“By early afternoon (Monday) in Europe, benchmark crude for April delivery was up 30 cents at $108.24 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Earlier in the session, the contract reached $108.78, while on Friday it rose $1.22 to settle at $107.94.”