Gas prices rose about 14 cents this week in mid-Missouri. Analysts believe the protests in the Middle East have caused the price of oil to go up.
Currently, Libya is the world's 18th-largest oil producer. However, analysts say the country's protests will still affect gas prices in the United States.
A major reason why Libya is an important oil producer is due to its sweet crude oil — which is in high demand because of its low sulfur content.
These factors have many believing gas prices could continue to rise.
What do you believe? Are you concerned about gas prices rising?