You will have to dig a little deeper into your pockets to fill up your gas tank.
According to the latest survey, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Missouri is $3.08 cents.
Here in St. Joseph, the price for a gallon of unleaded is getting close to the three dollar mark, sitting right at $2.99.
Analysts say the spike is largely to blame on the protests in the Middle East and North Africa.
People paying at the pump worried about the effects rising prices have on the home front.
�I think it is ridiculous, something has got to give. If gas prices go up, the cost of living goes up, the cost of food goes up, its a never ending cycle."
The national average price for a gallon of gas is now $3.16, up more than 4-cents from last week, and more than 50-cents from this time last year.