ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) -- As Tropical Storm Isaac churns in the Gulf, gas prices across the country continue to rise.
The national average for a gallon of gas sat at $3.75 Tuesday morning, but the prices in St. Louis fluctuated as much as the original projections of Isaac’s path.
Gas prices at the Quik Trip gas station in Ballwin, Missouri, ended Monday at $3.62. On Tuesday morning, it was $3.79. Workers said they are not sure whether prices will continue to rise; drivers said they do not want to risk it.
The Associated Press reports the main reason for higher gas prices is because the storm has already forced “several major refineries along the Gulf Coast to halt production in preparation for high winds and heavy rains.”