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Kansas ranks 5th for cheap gas

Gas prices in Kansas were the fifth-cheapest in the nation on average. (Sept. 14, 2015)
Gas prices in Kansas were the fifth-cheapest in the nation on average. (Sept. 14, 2015) Eagle file photo

Heading to the start of the holiday season, Kansas has the fifth-cheapest gasoline in the nation, according to the AAA auto club.

The state average on Monday was $2.02 a gallon, down 4 cents from last month and down 14 cents from this same time last year.

Kansas ranked eighth in the nation for cheap gas a month ago.

The cheapest gas in Kansas in the survey was $1.93 per gallon in Pittsburg and Topeka. Wichita came in at $1.99, about the middle of the pack for Kansas cities. Hays was the priciest at $2.12 a gallon.

Among neighboring states, Oklahoma and Missouri were on average about 3 cents per gallon cheaper than Kansas, at $1.99. Colorado gas was $2.18 and Nebraska $2.23.

The national average was $2.21 per gallon.

Dion Lefler: 316-268-6527, @DionKansas

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