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.
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.