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Gas prices drop to lowest levels since 2009

(KFVS) - Gas prices have dropped to their lowest levels since 2009.

The U.S. is producing more oil now than it has since 1986 and if we add another 50 or 60,000 barrels a day or so, we're going to go back to comparisons to when Richard Nixon was in office.

All that oil out there is saving you money at the pump.

In southeast Missouri gas prices range from $2.19 at a station in Sikeston to $2.35 at stations in Cape Girardeau. Prices at some stations in the St. Louis area have dipped below the $2 a gallon mark.

In southern Illinois, Sparta had gas for $2.17 a gallon.

That's well below the national average of about $2.60 a gallon.

Average retail prices in Missouri were $2.28 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,940 gas outlets in Missouri. 

The national average last week was $2.57 per gallon, according to gasoline price website

 The national average has decreased 33.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 67.0 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. 

As of Sunday evening, the number of states that saw at least one station at $1.99 or less had jumped to thirteen from just three a week ago, and included Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia, according to GasBuddy.

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