JOPLIN, MO.--- 2013 saw the average price of gas at its lowest in three years. According to AAA , the national average was $3.49 cents a gallon, down 12 cents from 2012. Missouri ended the year with an average of $3.07 a gallon, the fifth cheapest in the country. Jasper County had the cheapest gas prices in the country this past October. AAA says gas prices could be even lower in the new year with cars becoming more fuel efficient and an increase in crude oil in North America.
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