Triple-A says drivers can expect gas prices to increase another 10 to 20 cents through August, driving to the highest prices since 2014.
Officials in the petroleum industry say there is no shortage of gasoline, however the robust demand for gasoline and more expensive crude oil join the colonial pipeline cyberattack for the increasing prices.
California is experiencing the highest prices, around $4.30 a gallon. Mississippi and Louisiana are paying the least.
Locally, the least expensive gas is around Nodaway and Buchanan counties and in the Kansas City metro area where prices average $2.77. Bethany averages $2.94; Cameron $2.85; Albany $2.84 and Lamoni $2.98.
A spokesman for triple-A says prices are expected to level off and possibly decline after Labor Day.