As COVID-19 case numbers surpass 4 million, the demand for gasoline is weakening across the country. The lower demand contributed to a cheaper national average on the week – down one penny to $2.18. This is the first time since late April that the national average has declined. Prices declined in Kansas as well.
According to AAA, Kansas prices currently sit at $1.97 which is down one cent since last week. Montgomery County is currently sitting at $1.96 a gallon, while Labette County is three cents lower at $1.93 a gallon. Chautauqua County checked in with $1.92 a gallon.
Across the border in Oklahoma, the state average is $1.90. Washington and Nowata counties came in under the state average at $1.77 a gallon.