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Analyst: Summer motoring may drive up Wichita area gas prices

Gas prices dropped 3 cents since last week in the metro Wichita area, according to GasBuddy.com.
Gas prices dropped 3 cents since last week in the metro Wichita area, according to GasBuddy.com. File photo

Average retail gasoline prices in Wichita fell 3 cents a gallon in the past week to an average of $1.98 a gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy.

Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy, said that while the fall in gas prices over the past few weeks is nice, they typically rise with the approach of summer.

“In 2015 we saw the national average peak in June and the year before it peaked in April, so while the current plateau may seem encouraging for motorists, we still expect rising consumer demand to elevate gasoline prices as we approach the beginning of the summer driving season,” he said in a statement.

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