While the average price of gasoline in Missouri fell 1.5 cents per gallon to $3.17 during the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6, costs this morning were below $3 per gallon for at least four filling stations, including one in Springfield.
According to MissouriGasPrices.com, three stations in Cape Girardeau were selling gas for $2.97 and $2.99 per gallon, as of 9:32 a.m. In Springfield, gas was available for $2.99 per gallon at Sam's Club, 745 W. El Camino Alto Drive. Springfield stations were listed in 10 of the top 15 slots for the cheapest gas in the state. A station in Kansas City had the most expensive gas, $3.59 per gallon.
South Carolina this morning edged Missouri by 1 cent at the top of GasBuddy.com's list of lowest gas averages by state
. Missouri has stayed close to No. 1 for several weeks
Missouri's gas prices yesterday were 2.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and 51.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day a year ago. The U.S. average fell 2.9 cents during the week to $3.43 per gallon Nov. 6, flat from the same time a month ago and 57.3 cents higher than a year ago, according to a GasBuddy.com news release.
Light sweet crude oil futures for December were trading at $94.79 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 9:36 a.m., about $3 a barrel higher than a week ago, according to the CME Group