Gas prices remain below the national average locally

Springfield, Mo. -- Gas prices continue to decline nationwide despite summer driving season being in full effect.

Gas prices are on the decline in Tennessee. /: (MGN)

The average gas price in Missouri right now is about $2.38 a gallon, according to AAA. This is below the national average of $2.66.

While some might be excited to hear the prices going down, others are glad year around that Springfield tends to have lower prices.

“I think gas prices are great here,” Peter Hendricks told KY3. He says he is from San Diego originally. There the prices sit above the national average.

And if you are really looking for a good deal, just heading one county over could save you a couple of cents per gallon.

“It seems like right now the prices are a little bit lower in Nixa,” an instructor with Nixa Drivers Ed told KY3. “So when we get ready to leave during the day a lot of times we’ll go ahead fill up then and spend the day. But there’s a little bit of difference depending on where you’re at.”

Right now heading over that county line keeps about three cents per gallon in your pocket.