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Missouri Fuel Gauge Report

Gas Price Graph for 2007 to 2008According to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, as of August 18, 2008 the retail price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Missouri averaged $3.51 per gallon, 24 cents lower than the national average of $3.74. Missouri pump prices were the lowest in the nation.

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

Missouri posted the lowest gas prices in the nation, followed by South Carolina and Oklahoma.

Table of Nation Lowest Gas Prices

Missouri gas prices were 40 cents lower than one month ago, dropping to $3.51 a gallon from an all-time high of $3.95 a gallon. Average diesel prices were $4.10 per gallon, 29 cents lower than the national average.

Alsaka topped gas prices in the Nation at $4.57 a gallon followed by Hawaii with $4.41. For a list of all of the states, click here.

Missouri and Its Neighbors

Missouri gas prices were the lowest of all its neighboring states, slightly lower than Oklahoma and Tennessee. Illinois has the highest gas prices at $3.93 a gallon followed by Nebraska at $3.70.

Table of Missouri Border States Gas Prices

Missouri Metro Areas
Springfield had the lowest gas prices in Missouri at $3.38 per gallon, followed by St. Louis ($3.45) and St. Joseph ($3.47). The highest price was in the Kansas City area at $3.65 a gallon.

Table of Missouri Metro Gas Prices

Although weather and geopolitical events can affect fuel prices very quickly, the recent decline in prices has been a welcomed trend for Missouri consumers.

Source: AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report

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