St. Louis (KSDK) -- The gas price average in St. Louis increased 9.4-cents per gallon in the past week, bringing the average to $3.58 per gallon, acording to StLouisGasPrices.com.
The national average jumped 11.3-cents per gallon in the same time period to $3.64 per gallon.
Gas Prices Guide: Find the cheapest in your area
Gas prices Sunday were 38.2-cents per gallon higher than they were teh same day one year ago and were 17.6-cents per gallon higher than a month ago.
"2012 is looking increasingly like 2008," said Gregg Laskoski, Senior Petroleum Analyst for GasBuddy.com. "Gasoline prices are climbing aggressively as speculation drives crude oil higher; and once again, it's an election year. But this time its the volatility in the Middle East that has everyone wondering 'How high is up?'," he added.