With the official start of summer just around the corner and more people driving, the price of gas has gone up

With the official start of summer around the corner and more people driving, the price of gas has gone up. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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Yes, the price of gas is going up. Not only in Missouri but across the country. Last year, in the early months of the pandemic we saw gas prices plunge to .99 cents a gallon. Prices have rebounded and then some. According to Triple-A, the average price of a gallon of 87 octane in Missouri is $2.76. While Jasper, Newton, and McDonald counties have some of the least expensive gas in the state. Averaging $2.67 a gallon.

While residents in Greene county are paying about 15 cents more at the pump, averaging $2.83 a gallon. Residents of neighboring Kansas seem to always pay more for gas. Currently, the state is averaging $2.85 a gallon. Drivers in Oklahoma and Arkansas are paying about a dime less. Averaging $2.76 per gallon. The price rise is likely due to the cost of crude oil last week reaching its highest price, in 2.5 years.

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