If you want cheaper gas, you drive to Missouri. However, gas prices shot up nearly 20 cents a gallon following the downing of a Malaysian jet last week in the Ukraine. It is that kind of volatility that has one local lawmaker continuing his call for changes in the country’s energy policy.
Congressman Rodney Davis (R-13th) says it’s time to look at all energy sources heading forward.
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Prices in the Riverbend have dropped about 10-cents over the last few days to around $3.57 at some stations this morning. In West Alton, gas is selling for about 20-cents less than in Illinois. But Davis says even in his district, he noticed on a recent trip a difference of about 40-cents per gallon, with the gas becoming cheaper as he traveled further north.
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