Gas prices stalling in Audrain County

Gas prices stalling in Audrain County
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For The Ledger

Missouri gas prices are unchanged in the past week, averaging $1.84 a gallon, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,940 stations. Gas prices in Missouri are 1.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 42.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Prices in Audrain County reflect survey findings. The report lists Murphy USA on Clark Street in Mexico as the county’s low, at $1.83 a gallon. Two stations in Vandalia -- Shell and BP -- stood at $1.84 at the time of the survey. Casey’s locations in Mexico were just a tick higher at $1.85.

Many local stations priced regular at $1.86.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Missouri is priced at $1.59 a gallon, while the most expensive is $2.49, a difference of 90 cents per gallon. Prices in St. Louis averaged $1.95 a gallon, down a fraction from a week ago.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.16 for a gallon. The national average is down 1.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 47.2 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

"Average gasoline prices largely remain rangebound as the tug of war between market forces continues to keep prices confined near current levels," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "On one side, the coronavirus situation would be pulling prices down as year-to-date gasoline demand stands some 13 percent lower than last year. For now, oil markets are seeing a good amount of speculation and seesawing."

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