(KMOV) -- Have you heard oil prices have dropped? So why, you may ask, have gas prices in the St. Louis area spiked in the past 24 hours?
The frustrating thing is, there really is no specific answer.
Oil prices have dipped below $100 a barrel since the disaster in Japan, but continuing tension in the Middle East, including Egypt and Libya continue to put fear into the market and have kept speculators, well, speculating.
As of Wednesday morning, the price for regular unleaded gas is around $3.49 in Missouri and $3.69 in Illinois.
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