Gas prices continue to soar across the country, including in Kansas and Johnson County.
It’s a national — and international — issue. One of the main reasons for the spike is the cost of crude oil, “which has been rising over the past year,” AP News reports.
As of Thursday morning, the average price of gas in Kansas sat at $3.80 per gallon, according to AAA.
That number may seem high (and is higher than Kansans are used to paying), but it remains much lower than the national average of $4.29 per gallon, the highest that figure has been since July 2008.
Johnson County’s average is even lower, at around $3.73 per gallon, according to AAA.
How to search gas prices
Still, residents in south Overland Park and Leawood may be trying to save a bit of money by searching out lower gas prices at stations near them.
Websites like GasBuddy.com can help motorists find the gas stations with the lowest rate near them by allowing its users to sort by fuel type, payment method, gas station brand and more.
The site lists the top 10 cheap fuel prices in Johnson County, numbers which get updated nearly by the hour.
GasBuddy also allows you to search for the cheapest gas by zip code here.
You can also download GasBuddy’s app on your smartphone.
Once you create an account, you can tap the “Find gas” tab at the top of the screen, which will allow you to sort through gas stations nearby.
Insurance provider Geico also has a function on their website where you can input your address and find gas prices near you.
According to GasBuddy, here are some of the cheapest regular-fuel prices in southern Johnson County as of Thursday, March 17. Below this list is an interactive map created by the Post to help you navigate, as well.
- $3.46 at Cenex & Circle K – 211 E. Flaming Rd., Olathe
- $3.50 at Murphy Express – 481 N. Parker St., Olathe
- $3.51 at QuickTrip – 1059 W. Dennis Ave., Olathe
- $3.55 at Cennex – 800 Ridgeview Rd., Olathe
- $3.58 at BP – 1850 N Ridgeview Rd., Olathe
- $3.58 at QuickTrip – 15650 W. 135th St., Olathe
- $3.58 at QuickTrip – 17840 W. 119th St., Olathe
- $3.58 at Hy-Vee – 17901 W. 119th St., Olathe
- $3.58 at QuickTrip – 1301 E. Santa Fe. St., Olathe
- $3.69 at Casey’s – 9501 W. 135th St., Overland Park