Wichita gas prices among lowest in the country

By: David Marcus - Email
By: David Marcus - Email

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WICHITA, Kan. - Americans are used to "pain at the pump"....but not lately.

Gas prices have dropped near thirty cents a gallon. And here in Wichita, the news gets even better.

The city currently has the 9th lowest average gas prices in the country, at $3.280 per gallon of regular unleaded.

The State of Kansas ranks 8th best in the country, at $3.365 per gallon.

Gasbuddy.com, a website that analyzes oil pricing trends, says low taxes and proximity to oil infrastructure are the reasons Kansas ranks so highly.

Increased stability in Iraq is just one of the reasons for the nationwide price drop.

"Libya comes out and says, hey we want to sell more oil to the world," says Patrick DeHaan, Senior Petroleum Analyst for Gasbuddy.com. "This all comes at a time when U.S. production is near a 25-30 year high."

And don't think Kansas drivers haven't noticed.

"It was wonderful," Wichita driver Amanda Petigo said of her recent trip to get gas. "And I just recently got a new gas savings card, so even better!"

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