Topeka, KS – Fuel prices continued their upward climb, setting new records in the state and nation, according to figures released today by AAA. Since the last Fuel Gauge Report, issued on June 10, 2008, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Kansas has climbed from $3.91 to $3.99 Tuesday, July 15. One year ago, the average price was $3.24.
The average prices for other grades of gasoline also rose over the last month in Kansas. Mid-grade gasoline went from $4.01 a gallon to $4.10, while premium rose from $4.17 to $4.26. The cost for diesel fuel is also up, rising from $4.71 in the last Report to $4.78 today.
Here is an overview of price changes for regular gasoline during the last month in selected metropolitan regions of the state:
AAA Fuel Gauge Report
Topeka $3.88 $3.96
Lawrence $3.88 $3.98
Wichita $3.79 $3.89
Statewide Avg. $3.91 $3.9
Nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline set another record today, climbing from $4.04 a gallon in the last report to $4.11. One year ago, the nation’s motorists paid $3.05 a gallon, on average. Diesel fuel, which was $4.79 a gallon across the nation in the last Report, is now $4.83.
AAA surveys approximately 100,000 gasoline stations throughout the United States to determine the average price for motoring fuels. For more information on gasoline prices, go to www.aaa.com/news.