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      Motorists feeling less pain at the pump

      <p>In Ottumwa, a gas is down to $2.96 per gallon.</p>

      When was the last time you filled up your tank?

      You probably noticed prices falling and thought it was too good to be true.

      In Ottumwa, gas is down to $2.96 per gallon.

      That's lower than in Kirksville, where a gallon of gas is $2.99, and it turns out, prices may just keep going down.

      According to AAA, nationwide, the price per gallon of regular gas is about $3.35. Thatâ??s the lowest level itâ??s been since January.

      That's not even the best part. Some estimates expect that average to fall all the way down to the $3.10-$3.20 per gallon range by Christmas.

      After a jump at the beginning of the year, gas prices have been falling for the most part, especially since July.

      Crude traded at $100 in July, and prices have been going down since then.

      Gas and oil tend to move in lock-step, and the government says oil prices are declining because we have plenty on hand.

      Demand has also dropped due in part to the impending winter season and the weak economy.