Gas Prices Hit $4 Gallon In St. Louis Area

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Read it and weep.  Regular unleaded gasoline is now $3.99 all across the St. Louis area.

While prices have been gradually headed that way for a while, there is a sort of psychological milestone about four dollars.

We are already starting to see the effects play out, with reports of families cancelling vacations and in some states, people are even buying it a gallon or two at a time.

A Gallup poll this month found 85 percent of Americans think Congress needs to do something immediately to control the rising price of gas.

The big problem with high gas prices is that the cost of gas figures into the cost of so many other things, so that pain at the pump is being felt beyond just the gas station.

The news only gets worse as predictions are we could see five dollars a gallon by summer.