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Gas prices continue to rise nationwide

The cheapest gas in St. Louis in the last week, according to GasBuddy, was $4.45 and the most expensive was $5.41 per gallon.

ST. LOUIS — It's another week of bad news when it comes to gas prices, and another week of rising costs at the pump. 

Out of all fuel costs reported by GasBuddy this week, the only good news comes for diesel drivers. Nationally, the price of diesel has fallen 4 cents in the last week, averaging at $5.50. 

The cheapest gas in St. Louis in the last week, according to GasBuddy, was $4.45 and the most expensive was $5.41 per gallon; 24.3 cents higher than a week ago. 

It's more of the same nationally and statewide for both Missouri and Illinois. 

Here's a rundown of gas prices, according to GasBuddy. 

Missouri: $4.71 per gallon on average, 22.2 cents higher than last week. 

Illinois: $5.62 per gallon on average, 18.5 cents higher than last week. 

Nationally, gas prices rose 15.7 cents in a week, averaging $5.01 per gallon. 

“For the first time ever, last week saw the national average reach the $5 per gallon mark, as nearly every one of the nation's 50 states saw prices jump. For now, the upward momentum may slow down, but prices are still just one potential supply jolt away from heading even higher," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy in a weekly news release.

 "Gasoline demand, while rising seasonally, is still well below previous records, but remains impressive with prices in all states at record levels. Should the rise in price finally start to slow demand, we could see some breathing room, but for now, it seems like Americans are proving resilient to record highs," De Haan said. 

Looking for the cheapest gas in Missouri? Check out GasBuddy's interactive map.at ksdk.com/gasprices

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