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Mo gas prices hold steady, average $2.89 a gallon

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Average Missouri retail gasoline prices decreased 0.7 cents during the past week, averaging $2.89 a gallon on Jan. 16.

The state's average is 2.7 cents higher than a month ago and 35.8 cents high than a year ago, according to a GasBuddy.com news release.  

As of 8:40 a.m., the lowest cost for regular gas in the state could be found for $2.64 a gallon at two stations in Campbell: Casey's and Phillips 66.

The highest cost of gas listed was at $3.09 at three stations in West Quincy: Ayerco, Shell and BP.

The cheapest gas in Springfield was $2.90 a gallon at two locations: Break Time, 2740 E. Kearney St., and Kum & Go, 620 N. National Ave., according to MissouriGasPrices.com.

The national average increased 0.9 cents during the week to $3.07 a gallon, which is 10.4 cents a gallon higher than a month ago and 33.8 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

GasBuddy operates MissouriGasPrices.com and more than 225 other gas price tracking Web sites for the United States and Canada.

The U.S. price per barrel for crude oil was $87.75 of as Jan. 7, compared to $77.97 a year ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

February crude oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed at $90.30 per barrel, according to the latest Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Missouri Energy Bulletin.
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