Many people are traveling for the holidays and in Kansas, they’ll be able to do so more cheaply than many places in the country.

“A record 104 million Americans are taking to the roadways,” said Shawn Steward with AAA Kansas. “It hasn’t really had a large impact on gas prices. At the start of this week, only about a dozen states nationwide saw any kind of increase in prices. Here in Kansas, we dropped two cents in the past week. We’re at $2.26 a gallon on average.”

The national average as of Monday was $2.55 a gallon.

“That puts us at 7th cheapest prices in the country, which is a nice holiday gift as you hit the road to visit Grandma or friends and other family,” Steward said.

The relief in the trade war between the U.S. and China that President Trump Tweeted about over the weekend could impact pump prices.

“As the optimism increases that trade tensions between the United States and China are subsiding somewhat, that could impact crude oil prices, as they head up,” said Steward. “That could translate to
higher gas prices as we head into the new year.”

Kansas and states to its south and east are among the lowest prices in the country. Missouri had the cheapest average on Monday at $2.20 a gallon.