Gas price drops below $2 a gallon in Wichita

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Gas at $1.97 for a gallon of regular unleaded at the Phillips 66 at Kellogg and Tyler in Wichita - Nov. 29, 2018 Gas at $1.97 for a gallon of regular unleaded at the Phillips 66 at Kellogg and Tyler in Wichita - Nov. 29, 2018
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Kansas drivers are feeling less pain at the pump these days.

Gas prices have dropped recently, falling below two dollars a gallon at some Wichita stations Thursday morning. Low crude oil prices are responsible for the lower gasoline prices nationwide.

AAA said gas prices in Wichita were $2.28 one month ago and $2.52 one year ago.  

"Trends are indicating that the month of December may bring some of the cheapest gas prices of the year," said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

But AAA warns that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is planning to meet on December 6 and is expected to curtail oil production by about one million barrels per day "which could cause crude prices to rise due to reduced global supply, in turn causing gas prices to turn higher in America," WBSM reports.

Expert explains why gas prices in Kansas vary from city to city

Find more on local gas prices at GasBuddy.com

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