Gas prices in Missouri have recently dropped as costs have plunged much lower than the price at the pumps in the metro-east.
According to the latest numbers from online gas price tracker GasBuddy.com, as of Monday morning, the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline on the Missouri side is $2.41, a drop of 27 cents within the past week.
As Missouri gas prices tend to be lower than Illinois, the current disparity is greater than average. Many metro-east stations are selling unleaded fuel at $2.79 to $2.99 a gallon as of Monday morning.
Nationwide, consumers have been enjoying cheaper gas amid falling demand and lower crude oil prices. Gas Buddy reports that the average gas prices have decreased 12.8 cents per gallon during the past month and 82.8 cents per gallon a year ago.
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