However, when other prices, such as in Warrensburg, quickly dropped back to $2.59 a gallon, Marshall remains at the top of the list, tied for the third highest gasoline price in the state according to Missourigasprice.com.
Patrick DeHaan, a senior petroleum analyst with Gasbuddy.com, said the pain will continue through Christmas.
"We could easily see another increase sometime late this week or early next week. Prices will trend higher through Christmas," he said.
On Wednesday morning, DeHaan said oil prices climbed $1.50 per barrel to $85 per barrel. That increase will echo down through to wholesalers and result in higher gas prices by the end of the week.
The coming increase is on top of a 20-cent-per-gallon increase Marshall consumers saw Tuesday.
The pain at the pump is not localized to Missouri. DeHaan said a lot of areas of the midwest saw the increase.
"Demand for oil and gas products continues to increase," he said. "People are out making trips more. Black Friday sales were higher than expected. People are out more and spending more. We have a lot of news that is adding pressure to the oil prices. A lot of it has to do with optimism on the economy than traditional supply and demand."
The national average has increased 5 cents per gallon during the last month and is 22.6 cents per gallon higher than last year.