Gas prices continue to make a seasonal slide nationally.
“We generally see demand for gasoline fall,” said Shawn Steward with AAA Kansas. “Sometimes, this time of year, the refineries go into some maintenance mode. They also are involved in the switchover to winter blend gasolines.”
Nearly half of the states saw pump prices fall by two cents or more this past week. Kansas was an exception.
“The national average fell by a penny to $2.56 a gallon,” said Steward. “In Kansas, we held steady with an average of $2.33 a gallon.”
That puts Kansas at 23 cents less than the national average and 13th least expensive among the states.
“Usually, in the fall, as fewer people are out taking summer road trips and things start to normalize in terms of driving, we generally do see prices fall this time of year and then generally stay fairly low and stable throughout the winter,” Steward said.
There is too much uncertainty between weather and geopolitical concerns to say for sure that prices will continue to drop yet.