Columbia Gas Prices Higher Than Other Cities
Rustin Garnett started driving his motorcycle around Columbia so he would save money on gas. He said he's still paying too much.
"It's still too high. It takes ten bucks to fill my motorcycle up and I have a small tank," Garnett said.
Gas prices dropped an average of ten cents in Columbia overnight. While gas prices in Columbia are about the same from station to station; across the state, they're not as consistent. The price of gas in Kansas City is about twenty cents cheaper than it is in Columbia. St. Louis is about the same as Columbia, while gas in Springfield is about 25 cents cheaper.
This has some Columbia motorists feeling frustrated.
"It's aggravating but; again, I'm appreciative that it's lower I just wish that we could get the same fairness that the people in Kansas City are getting right now with gas," said Columbia resident Stacey Henderson.
Retailers say market demand is the main cause for the difference in gas prices and that consumers shouldn't expect gas prices to be the same everywhere anymore than other consumer goods. Retailers say the price of gas fluctuates and cities that pay more one day could pay less another.