Kansas City gas prices jump quickly despite slight drop in national average

If you do a quick search for national gas prices online, you may see some confusing headlines.

The national average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline has dropped slightly in the last month, according to AAA, but in Kansas City, the price is quickly rising.

AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report lists the national average at $3.560 for Friday, May 10, 2013. That's a slight increase from the prices one day and one week ago, but down just over 1 cent from the price one month ago.

In the Kansas City area, prices have seen a much-higher increase.

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The average price on the Missouri side of the Metro is $3.490. That's up 1.7 cents since a day ago, and more than 20 cents more than the prices one week and one month ago.

Statewide, Missouri drivers are paying an average of $3.497.

On the other side of the state line, Kansas City-area drivers in the Sunflower State are paying just over the national average at $3.569. That's up almost 3 cents from a day ago and about 20 cents from one week and one month ago.

In Kansas, the state average for a gallon of gas is $3.548.

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