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At an average of $3.15 per gallon, Missouri ranked No. 2 this morning on GasBuddy.com's list of lowest gas price averages by state, dropping from the top spot the state held last week. South Carolina ranked No. 1.

Average retail gas prices in the Show-Me State inched up 1 cent during the week of Oct. 3-9. Missouri's prices, however, were 27 cents lower than the national average, which increased 2.1 cents during the week to $3.42 per gallon, according to a GasBuddy.com news release.

State prices Oct. 9 were 35.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, but still 51.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. U.S. prices fell 24 cents per gallon during the month but have increased 61.8 cents per gallon year-to-year.

As of 9 a.m., the least expensive gas in the state was $2.96 per gallon at a filling station in Desloge, which is roughly 63 miles southwest of St. Louis. The most expensive gas, $3.44 per gallon, was for sale at a Shell station and a Conoco station in Branson, according to MissouriGasPrices.com.

In Springfield, the lowest price was available for $3.03 per gallon at 12 stations:
  • Break Time, 1211 E. Grand St.;
  • Casey's, 949 S. Grant Ave.;
  • Conoco, 320 W. Sunshine St.;
  • Conoco, 945 S. Campbell Ave.;
  • Gas Plus, 329 S. Glenstone Ave.;
  • Kum & Go, 620 N. National Ave.;
  • Kum & Go, 959 S. Glenstone Ave.;
  • Kum & Go, 2149 S. Campbell Ave.;
  • Sam's Club, 745 W. El Camino Alto Drive;
  • Signal, 960 S. Glenstone Ave.;
  • Signal, 2810 E. Battlefield Road; and
  • Signal, 2415 S. Campbell Ave.
According to the CME Group, light sweet crude oil futures for November were trading at $85.48 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 9:11 a.m.
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