Kansas City gas prices still rising, and expected to get even higher

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Gas prices are continuing their steep climb in Kansas City, with the cost of a gallon only expected to keep going up as Memorial Day nears.

The rise in prices in the Kansas City area over the past two weeks is about five times what the national average has done, according to AAA.

A gallon of regular unleaded has risen a modest 6.6 cents on average nationally over the past two weeks, while in Kansas City, Mo., the price has gone up over 32 cents.

Usually well under the national average, the average price in Kansas City on Wednesday morning was just .1 cents under the U.S. average of $3.588.

GasBuddy.com reports that prices could rise another 10 or 20 cents this week, but the steep incline in prices is not expected to be a long-term trend.

Here's a look at average gas prices nationally and in Kansas and Missouri, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

US AVERAGE: 3.588
YESTERDAY: 3.582
WEEK AGO: 3.539
MONTH AGO: 3.526
YEAR AGO: 3.727

KANSAS AVERAGE: 3.662
YESTERDAY: 3.646
WEEK AGO: 3.482
MONTH AGO: 3.404
YEAR AGO: 3.496

MISSOURI AVERAGE: 3.546
YESTERDAY: 3.541
WEEK AGO: 3.460
MONTH AGO: 3.334
YEAR AGO: 3.446

KCMO AVERAGE: 3.587
YESTERDAY: 3.581
WEEK AGO: 3.448
MONTH AGO: 3.239
YEAR AGO: 3.368

KCK AVERAGE: 3.670
YESTERDAY: 3.666
WEEK AGO: 3.5111
MONTH AGO: 3.349
YEAR AGO: 3.459

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