Missouri average retail gasoline prices rose 6.2 cents during the past week, averaging $2.96 a gallon Jan. 23.
The state average is 10.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and 45.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago, according to a GasBuddy.com news release.
As of 10:40 a.m., the cheapest regular gas in the state could be found for $2.58 a gallon in Delwood at a Conoco station. The most expensive gas, $3.06 a gallon, could be found in Kansas City at Millenium Super Stop.
The cheapest gas in Springfield could be found for $2.87 a gallon at two stations: Sam's Club, 745 W. El Camino Alto St., and Break Time, 1211 E. Grand St., according to MissouriGasPrices.com
The national average increased 1.3 cents during the past week, average $3.09 a gallon Jan. 23. National prices have increased 8.1 cents per gallon in the last month and are 39.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day last year.
The U.S. price per barrel for crude oil was $87.77 of as Jan. 14, compared to $77.90 a year ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration
February crude oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed at $90.86 per barrel on Jan. 19, according to the latest Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Missouri Energy Bulletin