MERIC NEWS LETTER


Missouri Fuel Gauge Report

According to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, as of February 26, 2007 the retail price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Missouri averaged $2.22 per gallon, 13 cents lower than the national average of $2.35. Missouri pump prices were the fourth lowest in the nation; there was a three-way tie for lowest.

As the graph to the right shows, average gas prices in Missouri are consistently lower than the U.S. average.

The graph below shows the ten states with the lowest prices. Three states tied for fourth.


Missouri gas prices were 27 cents higher than one month ago and 12 cents higher than on the same date last year -- but nowhere near the record high of $3.06 set in September 2005.

Average diesel prices in Missouri were $2.45 per gallon, 17 cents lower than the current national average of $2.62.

Missouri and Its Neighbors
Missouri gasoline prices were lower than all but one neighbor. That state was Tennessee, whose average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was a penny lower than Missouri's.


Missouri Metro Areas
A more detailed analysis of the state's major metro areas shows that Columbia  had the lowest average cost, at $2.18 a gallon, and St. Joseph the highest at $2.27 a gallon.

Hawaii, as usual, had the nation's highest gas prices. California was second highest, and Nevada third. For a list of all states, click here.


Source: AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report
 
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