Gas prices trending upward, but still lower than yearly average

Kansas gas prices have taken a turn upward in recent days, but are still on average lower than last year's average price this year.


Prices for a gallon of gas in Kansas are 13 to 15 cents higher than they were a few weeks ago. AAA Vice-President Jim Hanni says demand is higher as the season changes, and as refineries change their fuel processing.

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Hanni says this year's average high price should remain the same as last year's. This year is also much quieter so far, with less violence in oil-rich countries -- and less reliance on foreign oil -- and less refinery issues, all of which help keep gas prices low.

Kansas gas prices are on average lower than our surrounding states: Nebraska, Colorado, and Oklahoma. Only Missouri has lower average gas prices than us, by about seven cents.


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