The state of Missouri has become the first state in the US to report an average statewide decline in the gas prices below USD 2 per gallon since the year 2009, according to the figures from AAA that were released on Friday.
The AAA report also said that the gas price average in Oklahoma was expected to fall below that threshold sometime over the weekend.
The national average price of gas was recorded at USD 2.32 per gallon on Friday. AAA spokesperson Michael Green said that this was the lowest level recorded since May 2009. That average has declined for 92 straight days, he said while adding, this is the longest streak since the agency began maintaining the daily records in January 2000.
According to Green, the prices of gas have declined on daily basis since September 25 this year, leading to a total of USD 1.02 per gallon.
“The steady decline in gas prices this autumn is unlike anything we have previously tracked,” the AAA spokesperson said.
The average gas price in Missouri was recorded USD 1.98 on Friday morning, according to AAA.
Green said Oklahoma recorded the second-lowest average at USD 2.01 and is expected to decline below that price level this weekend.
AAA report showed Kansas having the third-lowest average statewide at USD 2.06 per gallon and Indiana and Texas having average at USD 2.09 each.