Gas Prices Down, Refineries Beginning Winter Blend

The statewide gas price average for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is at $3.58, the lowest it has been since July 31. The national average is $3.74 which is 27 cents higher than it was one year ago today.

The conclusion of the summer driving season and steadily decreasing daylight hours have contributed to an overall decrease in gasoline demand throughout the U.S. during the last several weeks which is normal this time of the year.

Refineries have started to transition away from the summer blend of gasoline which is more expensive to produce than other variations used throughout the rest of the year.

California has the most expensive prices right now at $4.55 while drivers in Missouri can find the cheapest gasoline price at $3.45.