WICHITA, Kan. — Gas prices jumped overnight in Wichita, and most drivers blame the upcoming holiday weekend.
Many gas stations in north Wichita saw increases from $2.51 per gallon for unleaded to $2.65 per gallon.
Jim Hanni from AAA says there are plenty of myths floating around about what's to blame for the price jump. Hanni says the increase is more likely due to the fact oil companies recently let their inventories shrink. He says the Gulf of Mexico oil crisis still hasn't affected gas prices, either.
Still, drivers suspected the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.
"They know people are going to be using it more," says Kristeen Gilbertson of Whitewater. "They're going to need gas more to travel."
Another driver, Cory Hinnenkamp, said any increase was difficult for him to handle. Hinnenkamp was laid off from Hawker Beechcraft a year and a half ago.