Lower oil prices translate into savings at the pump for drivers

Thanks to lower oil prices, the cost of gas has dropped in Missouri over the past week. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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One week ago, the average cost of a gallon of gasoline in the United States was $4.75. That’s a nickel less than drivers paid a week earlier. As of yesterday, that average had continued to decline to $4.68.

Drivers in California continue to pay the highest price for a gallon of 87 octane at $6.09. In comparison, commuters in southwest Missouri are paying some of the lowest prices for gasoline in all of the state. According to Triple-A, Jasper county is tied with Mississippi county in southeast Missouri for having the lowest average cost for a gallon of gas at $4.17.

In fact, Dade, Jasper, Newton, McDonald, and Barry counties all rank as having some of the least expensive fuel in Missouri, averaging between $4.17 and $4.29 a gallon. The average price for gas in Missouri is $4.41.


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