Local gas prices have slowly reversed from the high point earlier this month and they had reached $3.80 per gallon in Great Bend Monday, which was a drop of six cents.
The price is still more than a dollar a gallon higher than it was this time last year.
Low price for gas in Kansas on Monday was reported in Topeka, where it was available for $3.48.
Other prices around the state included: $3.54, Topeka; $3.55, Topeka; $3.65, El Dorado and Concordia; $3.66, Manhattan and El Dorado; Sedgwick; $3.68, Emporia and El Dorado; 3.69, Emporia, Arkansas City, Newton and Manhattan; $3.70, Hutchinson and Concordia; $3.71, Lawrence and Pittsburg; $3.72, Salina and Hutchinson; $3.73, Manhattan; $3.74, Eureka and Parsons; $3.75, Salina and Iola; $3.77, Salina; $3.78, Lawrence; $3.79, Lawrence, Oakley, Ottawa, Eureka and Manhattan; $3.83, Medicine Lodge; $3.85, Larned; $3.88, Russell; $3.89, Goodland, Russell, Dodge City, Cherryvale, Dighton, Russell, Junction City, Ottawa and McPherson, $3.90, Dodge City; $3.94, Hays; $3.95, Garden City and Larned.
The average price in Kansas Monday was $3.74, which was down from a week ago when the average price in the state was $3.83. It is still up, however, over a month ago when the state average was $3.70, and it is still more than a dollar a gallon higher than a year ago when we were approaching the kick off of the summer driving season with a state average price of $2.65.
The national average price on Monday was $3.83, down from $3.93 a week ago. A year ago, the national average price was $2.80.
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.
Some communities are listed more than once in the prices, because there are a variety of gas prices available. f