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The Downside to Lower Gas Prices

Gas prices have fallen below $2 a gallon in many places, including Lawrence, Kan. (Photo by J. Schafer, taken 12/31/14)

Missouri has the lowest average price for gasoline in the nation and Kansas isn't far behind. Motorists across the country have enjoyed lower gas prices since the end of summer, but as Commentator Rex Buchanan tells us, there's a downside to cheaper gas.

Commentator Rex Buchanan is the interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. He's also a frequent contributor to KPR's Morning Edition.


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