Gas prices in Kansas on the rise

March 13, 2019 - 5:39 am

A big gasoline price increase in Wichita early Tuesday saw prices as low as $2.13 rise to $2.39 a gallon.  Shawn Steward with Triple A Kansas says the state average was $2.26 a gallon Monday.

“We’ve seen several trends driving the price up over the past few weeks,” said Steward. “Gasoline stocks have gradually been decreasing, while demand for gas has been increasing as more people get out on the roads and the weather improves. We’ve got Spring Break, so a lot of people are on the roads right now.”

Steward says once the winter blend stocks are depleted, refineries will switch to summer blend production and that costs more, so it's likely prices will continue upward in the medium term.

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