Gas prices in Missouri are higher than normal for this time of year.
According to a recent report from GasBuddy gas prices have went up by fifty cents per gallon since the beginning of the year.
In January the average price of gas was at $1.99 per gallon.
Illinois gas prices have also spiked up by sixty four cents.
The reason for the increase is due to a summer blend gas being produced at refinery’s which is said to be more expensive to make.
The prices are expected to be the same until around mid September.