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Gas Prices Hit Record Highs in Missouri

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis – The Missouri Department of Energy says gasoline prices in the state reached record highs this week.

The average price of regular unleaded in Missouri is $1.76. That's 12 cents higher than a month ago, but still below the national average.

Officials say high crude oil prices are a major factor in the price at the pump.

In Illinois, that same gallon of gas now averages $1.93. That's higher than the national average, but still below the record highs set four years ago.