Gasoline prices in Missouri dropped below $3 a gallon on Monday, and the fuel was selling for as low as $2.77 a gallon this morning, according to AAA Missouri and MissouriGasPrices.com. St. Louis had the lowest average price at $2.97, and Kansas City was right behind at $2.98, according to GasBuddy.com.
The forecast expects the drop in the area to continue to $2.82 a gallon in November before bouncing back. The national average price is also expected to drop to $3.18 a gallon by this December, the cheapest for the month in four years.
Last month, the federal Energy Information Administration said lower crude oil prices and the annual switch from more expensive summer to winter gas is fueling a decline in fuel costs.