Missouri has the lowest average price of gas in the country.

According to AAA, as of Monday the average price for gas in the state is $1.89 a gallon.

AAA Missouri spokesman Mike Right tells Missourinet the price at the pump has been steadily moving down.

“We are in great shape right now for gasoline prices, a couple of weeks ago we saw the prices go below what we were paying last year,” Right says.

Right adds there’ll be a new level set for Missourians who travel 50 miles or more over the 11 days holiday tracking period.

Nationally, a record 112.5 million travelers are expected to take to the country’s runways, roads and rails for the year-end holidays.

AAA has also looked at whether fuel prices spike because of demand over the holidays and determined that no such correlation exists.

Right says gas prices might spike in locations where it’s a restricted commodity, such as a ski area in the winter or a lake area in the summer.

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