FF12: When were gas prices last this low?

Robert Marin, Executive Producer , rmarin@kwch.com
POSTED: 09:51 PM CST Nov 08, 2013    UPDATED: 09:55 PM CST Nov 08, 2013 

At $2.89 a gallon, Wichita drivers are seeing gasoline prices they haven't seen in almost three years.

The last time prices were this low was Jan. 6, 2011, when drivers paid about $2.88 a gallon.

Triple A cites a combination of factors for the drop - including weaker demand, strong supplies, refineries producing cheaper winter blends and a slow hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico.

FactFinder 12 wanted to know how it adds up for you.

We're looking at filling up an 18-gallon fuel tank to empty to full. At $2.89 a gallon, that will cost you around $52.

But that's much less than what you'd pay with this year's highest price at the pump, $3.90 a gallon. At that rate, it would cost you more than $70 to fill up an 18-gallon tank.

Kansas currently ranks fifth among all 50 states for the lowest gas prices. According to Triple-A, Missouri has the lowest. The only other states paying less than Kansas are Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas.

Triple-A also says Kansas tied for the second-largest decrease in gas prices over the last 30 days. Only Montana was ahead of Kansas.