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MO gas prices increase, avoid national average

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Missouri's average retail gasoline prices rose 6.3 cents during the past week, averaging $3.39 a gallon March 13. The national average was $3.53 a gallon.

State prices are 42.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and have increased 78.5 cents per gallon year-to-date, according to a GasBuddy.com news release.

Springfield had the cheapest gas in the state as of 8:40 a.m., $3.22 a gallon at Dillons, 1260 E. St. Louis St. The most expensive gas was in Buckner at a Shell station for $3.51 a gallon.

Springfield also had the second cheapest gas, $3.23 a gallon at Sam's Club, 745 W. El Camino Alto St.

At $3.53 a gallon March 13, the national average is up 40.5 cents from a month ago and 74.5 cents from a year ago.

The U.S. price per barrel for crude oil was $101.34 as of March 4, compared to $75.78 per barrel a year before, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

April light sweet crude oil futures were trading at $100.45 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 8:55 a.m., according to the CME Group. April futures were trading at $105.12 a barrel the morning of March 7, according to Springfield Business Journal archives.
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