Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois have been hit particularly hard with high gas prices.
Gas prices may soon rice to their highest since 2015 due to several issues.
According to GasBuddy, refinery maintenance, a major pipeline outage and low gasoline inventories are driving prices up very quickly.
Wholesale gasoline prices have risen nearly 50 cents per gallon in the last week.
One major problem the Great Lakes region has is the ability to resupply via waterborne shipments and pipeline deliveries.
GasBuddy estimates gas prices could soon rise to $2.99 in Michigan.
Motorists are cautioned to prepare for higher gas prices soon.