Business Briefing: Lower gas prices continue through the holidays

Gas prices continue to fall across the greater St. Louis region amid a peak traveling holiday season.

Average prices at the pump across the bi-state area have fallen below $1.99 a gallon for regular unleaded fuel throughout the metro-east. According to online gas price tracker, prices in St. Louis are down 19 cents per gallon.


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-Will Buss, BND business writer