Gas prices continue to rise in Kansas

March 21, 2019 - 5:22 am

With warmer weather, gasoline prices typically rise in Kansas and that's the case again this spring. Shawn Steward with Triple A Kansas says the state gas prices are up 26 cents over the last month.

“We’re up seven cents over the past week to $2.37 a gallon on average,” said Steward. “That’s among the top 10 largest weekly jumps in the nation. Kansas is getting a little bit of the brunt of that at the gas pumps.”

Steward says warmer weather and the switch to the more expensive to make summer fuel blends will likely keep prices going up.

“Right about this time last year, we saw a pretty significant rise, up until about Memorial Day,” said Steward. “Then things stabilized and stayed about the same throughout the summer and early fall and then headed back down in October.” 

Prices in Wichita went up Monday to $2.49 a gallon.

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