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Missouri Fuel Price Report

According to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, as of November 12, 2013, the retail price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Missouri averaged $2.81 per gallon, 41 cents lower than the national average of $3.22.

Recent falling gas prGas Graph for Missouri and US November 2012 to November 2013ices have many people wondering, why? The cost of crude oil in the global marketplace and the sales of gas efficient vehicles help dictate the price of gasoline. The graph to the right shows the average gas prices in Missouri have been consistently lower than the U.S. average.


Missouri has the lowest gas prices in the nation followed by Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Top Ten Lowest Gas Prices
State
Regular Mid Premium Diesel
Missouri  $2.81 $2.95 $3.15 $3.57
Oklahoma  $2.93 $3.07 $3.23 $3.58
Arkansas  $2.93 $3.10 $3.29 $3.71
Texas  $2.94 $3.15 $3.31 $3.66
Kansas  $2.95 $3.04 $3.24 $3.72
Louisiana  $2.99 $3.21 $3.40 $3.68
Mississippi  $3.01 $3.20 $3.39 $3.66
Iowa  $3.03 $2.89 $3.26 $3.68
South Carolina  $3.04 $3.24 $3.46 $3.65
New Mexico  $3.04 $3.16 $3.29 $3.76

Missouri gas prices dropped 23 cents this past month. Average diesel prices are $3.57 per gallon, 10 cents lower than the Missouri pump prices one month ago.

Hawaii topped gas prices in the nation at $4.05 a gallon followed by Alaska with $3.73. 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 $3.21 a gallon followed by Nebraska at $3.08.

Missouri Border States' Gas Prices
State Regular Mid Premium Diesel
Missouri  $2.81 $2.95 $3.15 $3.57
Oklahoma  $2.93 $3.07 $3.23 $3.58
Arkansas  $2.93 $3.10 $3.29 $3.71
Kansas  $2.95 $3.04 $3.24 $3.72
Iowa  $3.03 $2.89 $3.26 $3.68
Tennessee  $3.05 $3.25 $3.44 $3.74
Nebraska  $3.08 $3.03 $3.36 $3.73
Illinois  $3.21 $3.42 $3.67 $3.88

Missouri Metro Areas
Springfield had the lowest gas prices in Missouri at $2.76 per gallon, followed by Kansas City($2.78), St. Joseph ($2.79) and Columbia ($2.80). St. Louis has the highest gas prices at $2.82 per gallon.

Misssouri Metro Gas Prices
Area Regular Mid Premium Diesel
Springfield  $2.76 $2.93 $3.18 $3.50
Kansas City (MO only)  $2.78 $2.93 $3.10 $3.60
St. Joseph  $2.79 $2.90 $3.08 $3.61
Columbia  $2.80 $2.90 $3.08 $3.63
St. Louis (MO only)  $2.82 $2.97 $3.13 $3.54

Source: AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, CNN

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