Gas Prices Up in Missouri, but Still Below National Average

October 12, 1999
By: Kyle Elfrink
State Capital Bureau

Pumping gas into your car has become a more costly proposition, but Missouri still ranks well below the national average for gas prices. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

The most recent numbers say the average cost per gallon of gas for Missourians was 1-dollar,15-point-nine cents. John Buchanan of the state's Division of Energy says current prices are much lower than in other states ...

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Contents: BUCHANAN SAYS THE NATIONAL AVERAGE STANDS AT 1-DOLLAR, 25-POINT-5 CENTS -- KEEPING MISSOURI CLOSE TO 8 CENTS BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

Buchanan says that gasoline costs have risen in the past month because of lowered supply on hand, lower production, and expectations of a colder winter this year.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


Paying for gas at the pump is getting more expensive for Missourians. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

The average for a gallon of gasoline in Missouri is currently 1-dollar, 15-point-9 cents. Nationally, the cost of a barrel of gas has risen 65% in just the last year. John Buchanan of Missouri's Division of Energy points to 3 factors for the increase ...

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Contents: BUCHANAN SAYS LOWERED PRODUCTION BY OPEC NATIONS, LOWER SUPPLY, AND THE EXPECTATION OF A COLDER WINTER HAVE CAUSED THE INCREASE IN GAS PRICES.

Despite the gas price increase, Missourians are paying nearly 7 cents below the national average.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


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