October 24, 2016- Topeka is ranked 15th today for the least expensive gas price average in the metro areas around the nation. Wichita is 22nd and Lawrence is 28th nationally. Kansas overall, is the 8 least expensive price average. Prices continue to drop following the pattern from this time last year. The variation in the savings over last year’s prices is indicative of the mixed range of pricing changes last year. In as recent as 2013 Kansans were paying on average of $3.16 the same time of year.

The average price at the pump has fallen for 15 of the last 16 days, for a total savings of 4 cents per gallon. The national average currently sits at $2.22 per gallon, which is two cents less than one week ago, one cent more than one month ago and 1 cent more year-over-year. The National average is down 17 cents per gallon versus the 2016 peak price reached in June ($2.39).

today

last week

last month

last year

Change over last year

National

$2.22

$2.24

$2.21

$2.21

1%

Kansas

$2.05

$2.09

$2.07

$2.21

-7%

Emporia

$1.98

$2.00

$2.02

$2.19

-10%

Garden City

$2.05

$2.06

$2.06

$2.20

-7%

Hays

$2.07

$2.12

$2.13

$2.35

-12%

KCK

$2.05

$2.10

$2.12

$2.22

-7%

Lawrence

$2.03

$2.11

$2.11

$2.25

-10%

Manhattan

$2.05

$2.09

$2.04

$2.28

-10%

Pittsburg

$1.95

$1.97

$1.99

$2.17

-10%

Salina

$1.98

$2.00

$1.95

$2.06

-4%

Topeka

$1.99

$2.04

$1.95

$2.08

-4%

Wichita

$2.01

$2.07

$2.05

$2.18

-8%

Bordering states and rank in lowest gas prices around the country

State

Current Avg

Rank today

Rank last week

Missouri

$2.01

1

3

Oklahoma

$2.03

3

5

Kansas

$2.05

8

8

Colorado

$2.18

23

20

Nebraska

$2.23

29

30

National Average Gas Price Comparison 2013-2016

today

last week

last month

last year

Change over last year

National

$2.22

$2.24

$2.21

$2.21

1%

Kansas

$2.05

$2.09

$2.07

$2.21

-7%

Emporia

$1.98

$2.00

$2.02

$2.19

-10%

Garden City

$2.05

$2.06

$2.06

$2.20

-7%

Hays

$2.07

$2.12

$2.13

$2.35

-12%

KCK

$2.05

$2.10

$2.12

$2.22

-7%

Lawrence

$2.03

$2.11

$2.11

$2.25

-10%

Manhattan

$2.05

$2.09

$2.04

$2.28

-10%

Pittsburg

$1.95

$1.97

$1.99

$2.17

-10%

Salina

$1.98

$2.00

$1.95

$2.06

-4%

Topeka

$1.99

$2.04

$1.95

$2.08

-4%

Wichita

$2.01

$2.07

$2.05

$2.18

-8%

State

Current Avg

Rank today

Rank last week

Missouri

$2.01

1

3

Oklahoma

$2.03

3

5

Kansas

$2.05

8

8

Colorado

$2.18

23

20

Nebraska

$2.23

29

30

today

last week

last month

last year

Change over last year

National

$2.22

$2.24

$2.21

$2.21

1%

Kansas

$2.05

$2.09

$2.07

$2.21

-7%

Emporia

$1.98

$2.00

$2.02

$2.19

-10%

Garden City

$2.05

$2.06

$2.06

$2.20

-7%

Hays

$2.07

$2.12

$2.13

$2.35

-12%

KCK

$2.05

$2.10

$2.12

$2.22

-7%

Lawrence

$2.03

$2.11

$2.11

$2.25

-10%

Manhattan

$2.05

$2.09

$2.04

$2.28

-10%

Pittsburg

$1.95

$1.97

$1.99

$2.17

-10%

Salina

$1.98

$2.00

$1.95

$2.06

-4%

Topeka

$1.99

$2.04

$1.95

$2.08

-4%

Wichita

$2.01

$2.07

$2.05

$2.18

-8%

State

Current Avg

Rank today

Rank last week

Missouri

$2.01

1

3

Oklahoma

$2.03

3

5

Kansas

$2.05

8

8

Colorado

$2.18

23

20

Nebraska

$2.23

29

30

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