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Missouri Gas Price Report

Picture of Wonen Pumping GasAccording to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, as of June 22, 2009 the retail price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Missouri averaged $2.51 per gallon, 18 cents lower than the national average of $2.69. Missouri pump prices were tied for lowest in the nation with South Carolina.

Hawaii topped gas prices in the nation at $3.06 a gallon followed by California with $3.03. For a list of all of the states, click here.

Missouri and South Carolina posted the lowest prices followed by Oklahoma and Tennessee.

Ten Lowest States for Gas Prices
State Regular Gas
Missouri  $2.51
South Carolina  $2.51
Oklahoma  $2.54
Tennessee  $2.54
Texas  $2.55
Alabama  $2.55
Mississippi  $2.55
Georgia  $2.56
Virginia  $2.56
New Jersey  $2.56

Missouri gas prices were 25 cents higher than one month ago. However, gas prices have dropped $1.33 fro2008-2009 Gas Graph Pricesm last year's price per gallon of $3.84. Average diesel prices were $2.48 per gallon, 15 cents lower than the national average.

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

Missouri and Its Neighbors
Missouri gas prices were the lowest of all its neighboring states, slightly lower than Oklahoma and Tennessee. Illinois had the highest gas prices at $2.82 a gallon followed by Nebraska at $2.69.

2009 Gas Prices for Missouri and Border States
State Regular Gas
Missouri  $2.51
Oklahoma  $2.54
Tennessee  $2.54
Arkansas  $2.58
Kansas  $2.59
Iowa  $2.62
Kentucky  $2.66
Nebraska  $2.69
Illinois  $2.82

Missouri Metro Areas
Springfield had the lowest gas prices in Missouri at $2.41 per gallon, followed by St. Joseph ($2.46) and Kansas City ($2.49). The highest price among Missouri metros was in the St. Louis area at $2.57 a gallon.

Gas Prices: Top Missouri Metros
Metro Gas Price
Springfield  $2.41
St. Joseph  $2.46
Kansas City (MO only)  $2.49
Columbia  $2.52
St. Louis (MO only)  $2.57

Weather and geopolitical events can affect fuel prices very quickly, though gas prices recently have risen they still are considerably lower than the all time high in July 2008.

Source: AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report

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