Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.60 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.59, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
The lowest price in the state Monday was $3.46, reported at Sam’s Club in Topeka, while the highest reported price was $3.84, at Casey’s in Chanute. Gas in Great Bend and Larned was $3.55 at most locations, with a report of $3.50 gas at Dillon’s in Great Bend. Gas was $3.70 a gallon at the Phillips 66 in Russell. Ellsworth offered gas for $3.49 at the Kwik Shop in town, while it was $3.79 at the Conoco near the Interstate 70 exit. Stations in Lyons were selling gas for $3.59. These gas prices were reported by consumers. Other area cities showed no recent price reports.
Including the change in gas prices in Kansas during the past week, prices Monday were 15.5 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 10.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has not moved during the last month and stands 22.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“Gas price limbo has continued for another week, with average prices across the United States virtually the same as they were a month ago,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Opening week for football certainly brought more excitement than we’ve seen at the gas pump lately, but one thing is for sure – with gas prices averaging 22-cents per gallon lower than last year, there’s a lot of extra hot dogs and beer that can be consumed instead of being redirected into the tanks of American motorists. While the situation in Syria bears further monitoring, and hurricane season remains on the radar, we’ve still seen prices continue to hold level.
“In fact, the cumulative yearly average for a gallon of gas stands at $3.57 per gallon, compared to one year ago when it was $3.62 per gallon, so while motorists feel this has been a bad year for gas prices, it hasn’t been as painful as 2012,” DeHaan said.
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