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Missouri gas prices are the lowest in the Four States area

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Gas prices in Missouri now average at $2.54, nearly 46 cents lower than Thanksgiving time last year.

Some are finding even lower prices, with $2.39 per gallon at Love's Truck Stop off I-44 in Joplin.

Prices have been falling consistently over the past month.

Those driving northbound say so far they have seen the most traffic congestion in the northwest Arkansas area near Bella Vista.

For those with families traveling into the Four States, they say they are grateful for the lower traveling expenses this year.

"We've got people traveling in from Salt Lake City and Mobile, Alabama," said Brenda Avery, driver. "This makes a big difference."

"Gas prices aren't going to stop me, but it's definitely exciting for my pocket that I don't have to spend as much," said CJ Smith, driver.

"They're a lot lower this year, so we want to see them keep going down," said Liz Gloshen, driver.

Gas prices are also low outside Missouri, with an average of $2.60 in Oklahoma and $2.67 in Kansas.
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