Just in time for the busy Memorial Day weekend, local motorists got another break in the price of fuel this week as local prices dipped to $3.74 around town.
And drivers in other parts of the state are seeing price breaks, too, according to an Internet site that follows fuel prices around Kansas.
The low price reported Wednesday was in the state capitol with prices between $3.53 to $3.59 per gallon at Topeka.
Other prices included $3.60, Wichita; $3.61, Wichita; $3.64, El Dorado; $3.66, Manhattan; $3.67, Emporia and Manhattan; $3.69, Ellsworth and Newton; $3.70, Hutchinson; $3.71, Salina, Lawrence and Manhattan; $3.72, Hutchinson and Salina; $3.74, Salina and Eureka; $3.75, Pratt and Iola; $3.77, Dodge City, Lawrence, Liberal and Junction City; $3.78, Hays; $3.79, Liberal; $3.85, Garden City; $3.88, Russell; and $3.89, Hays.
The state average Wednesday was $3.71, which is down from $3.77 a week ago and up just a penny from a month ago. It’s still more than a dollar a gallon higher than this time last year, when the state average price was $2.63.
The national average Wednesday was $3.81, compared to $2.78 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.
Some communities are listed more than once in the prices, because there are a variety of gas prices available.