Experts attribute increasing gas prices to Egypt violence, late season hurricanes, summer travel

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Planning one last summer getaway? You might want to watch the pump.

Over the past month gas prices have fallen but overnight the price for oil rose to more than $107 a barrel -- an increase AAA and others expect to be passed on to drivers.

Monday's increase marks the sixth day in a row that the price for a barrel of oil has increased.

The continuing violence in Egypt is to blame for much of that increase but closer to home the threat of late season hurricanes and summer travel could also make gas more expensive.

Currently, the average price for a gallon of gas nationwide is $3.54, according to AAA.

Area drivers will find the same gallon of gas for $3.49.

See local, state and nationwide gas prices.

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