Gas prices in Kansas are pretty solid right now, according to AAA.
“We are still holding our own,” said Jennifer Haugh with AAA Kansas. “We’ve only seen a minor increase on the week, about 10 cents over the month, but we are still in the top 10 for the lowest gas prices across the nation.”
The average across the state is $2.73 a gallon.
“We have one area that has a price of $3.01,” said Haugh. “They are the only one over $3.00. Our lowest price in the state is at $2.55, a pretty broad spectrum there.”
Unfortunately, industry analysts believe that these prices could be short-lived.
“There is a good possibility that we’ll see another spike yet this summer,” said Haugh. “A lot of it is riding on what OPEC decides to do after their meeting on the 22nd of this month. They did have some turmoil down in Venezuela, which has started to affect supply. We have a few things that are playing against the prices.”
According to Interfax, Russia has already started to ramp up production ahead of the meeting, which could be a signal that it would like to see an overall increase come out of the get-together later this month.