JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - One year ago, many might have been skeptical if gas would ever dip below $3 a gallon. Wednesday morning in Jonesboro, stations are selling gasoline at $2.11 a gallon, roughly $1.40 less than it was a year ago.
But the state with the cheapest gas in the nation is Missouri, with prices even closer to $2.00 a gallon.
The Missouri average was just $2.19 per gallon, and some parts of the state are well below that. Stations in Neosho are selling at $2.06 per gallon for regular unleaded, while $2.07 is a common price in the St. Louis area. One station in Peculiar is selling gas for $2.04.
The AAA Auto Club's daily online Fuel Gauge Report on Tuesday showed the average price nationally for a gallon of regular unleaded at $2.49.
Experts say lower demand and declining crude oil prices are keeping prices down at the pumps. And they expect the downward trend to continue.