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According to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, as of July 8, 2013 the retail price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Missouri averaged $3.23 per gallon, 24 cents lower than the national average of $3.47. Missouri pump prices are the 3rd lowest in the nation.

Gas Graph September 26, 2011Recent fluctuations in gas prices has had many people wondering, why? The cost of crude oil in the global marketplace helps dictate the price of gasoline. Currently there is lower demand for oil due to uncertain economic conditions overseas, which results in lower gas prices we are seeing today. The graph to the right shows that average gas prices in Missouri have been consistently lower than the U.S. average.

South Carolina posted the lowest gas prices in the nation followed closely by Alabama and Missouri.

Top Ten Lowest Gas Prices in the Nation
State Regular Mid Premium Diesel
South Carolina  $3.15 $3.34 $3.53 $3.63
Alabama  $3.22 $3.43 $3.61 $3.72
Missouri  $3.23 $3.36 $3.54 $3.60
Mississippi  $3.25 $3.42 $3.60 $3.65
Tennessee  $3.25 $3.43 $3.61 $3.73
Arkansas  $3.27 $3.43 $3.62 $3.69
Louisiana  $3.29 $3.49 $3.65 $3.68
Oklahoma  $3.29 $3.43 $3.59 $3.61
Virginia  $3.33 $3.56 $3.75 $3.69

Missouri gas prices have dropped 24 cents this past month. Average diesel prices are $3.60 per gallon, 8 cents lower than the Missouri pump prices one month ago.

Hawaii topped gas prices in the nation at $4.30 a gallon followed by Alaska with $4.04. For a list of all of the states, click here.

Missouri and Its Neighbors

Missouri had the lowest gas and diesel prices of all its neighboring states. Illinois has the highest average gas prices at $3.68 a gallon followed by Nebraska at $3.45.

Missouri Border States' Gas Prices
State Regular Mid Premium Diesel
Missouri  $3.23 $3.36 $3.54 $3.60
Tennessee  $3.25 $3.43 $3.61 $3.73
Arkansas  $3.27 $3.43 $3.62 $3.69
Oklahoma  $3.29 $3.43 $3.59 $3.61
Kansas  $3.37 $3.46 $3.63 $3.73
Kentucky  $3.38 $3.50 $3.62 $3.81
Iowa  $3.42 $3.33 $3.62 $3.71
Nebraska  $3.45 $3.36 $3.67 $3.73
Illinois  $3.68 $3.88 $4.12 $3.96

Missouri Metro Areas
St. louis had the lowest gas prices in Missouri at $3.20 per gallon, followed by a Springfied ($3.21),St. Joseph ($3.21) and Columbia ($3.21). Kansas City has the highest gas prices at $3.25 per gallon.

Missouri Metro Gas Prices
Metro Area Regular Mid Premium Diesel
St. Louis (MO only)  $3.20 $3.35 $3.50 $3.54
Springfield  $3.21 $3.34 $3.54 $3.58
St. Joseph  $3.21 $3.35 $3.52 $3.60
Columbia  $3.21 $3.32 $3.52 $3.78
Kansas City (MO only)  $3.25 $3.38 $3.54 $3.58

Source: AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, CNN

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