Despite 5-Cent Increase, Kansas Gas Prices Still Fifth Cheapest in U.S.

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SALINA – Despite a 5-cent per-gallon increase this past week, Kansas gas prices are still the fifth cheapest in the United States.

The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Kansas was listed Tuesday at $1.52.8 per gallon, according to AAA.

That mark was about 33 cents lower than the national average of $1.85.4 a gallon, which was up about 7 cents this past week.

Tuesday’s average price in Kansas is about $1.09 lower than year ago, when the price was $2.61.9.

AAA says the national average price for a gallon of gas on Tuesday is down just more than a dollar from year ago, when the price was $2.86.3.

According to Gasbuddy.com, Salina’s gas prices ranged Tuesday morning from $1.49 to $1.69 per gallon.

Overall, 40 states have average prices of $2 or less for a gallon of unleaded gasoline.

According to AAA, states with lower average gas prices than Kansas on Tuesday morning were Oklahoma at $1.49.5; Missouri at $1.49.8; Mississippi at $150.1; and Texas at $152.2.

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