Average retail gasoline prices in Missouri have fallen 8.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.49 per gallon yesterday.
This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.66 per gallon, according to gasoline price website MissouriGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Missouri during the past week, prices yesterday were 85.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 3.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 4.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 88.6 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
"We're watching an incredible decline in the price of crude oil and gasoline futures that will most certainly have an impact in the upcoming week at the pump. While motorists won't see large drops all at once, I most certainly expect declines in the days ahead," says Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst.
"Oil prices have shed nearly $15 per barrel in just a week - a dramatic decline brought on by various concerns, but mainly a weak manufacturing report and concern surrounding a possible downgrade of U.S. credit ratings," DeHaan adds.
GasBuddy.com operates over 200 live gasoline price-tracking websites, including MissouriGasPrices.com. GasBuddy.com was named one of Time magazine's 50 best websites and to PC World's 100 most useful websites of 2008.