(Farmington) The recent spike in gas prices appears to be slowing down. According to Triple-A, demand for oil has suddenly dropped leading to a $7 a barrel drop in price.
Fears of a global recession and fewer drivers filling up their tanks during the first half of October are cited as reasons why.
The average price of gas in Missouri this week is $3.46 a gallon, down two cents from a week ago.
According to GasBuddy, the cheapest gas can be found in the St. Louis area, at $2.87 a gallon.
Locally, prices range from $3.08 a gallon in Crystal City, $3.31 in Bonne Terre, $3.39 in Perryville and $3.49 at a station in Ironton.