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AAA: IL/IN Gas Prices Continue to Rise

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Beth Mosher
phone: 630.328.7234
May 01, 2014
AURORA, Ill., May 1, 2014 — Gas prices continue to rise as Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average $3.89 and $3.73 respectively for a gallon of regular unleaded. Illinois prices reflect a rise of nearly $.15 from just a month ago, while the $.02 month-over-month disparity in Indiana is much smaller. Drivers in every state except Colorado are paying high gas prices than a month ago.   

In April in Illinois, gas prices averaged $3.87, which was up $.13 from March 2014 and up $.07 from a year ago. In northern Indiana, gas prices averaged $3.82 in April, which was up $.18 from March and up $.07 from April 2013.

“Drivers can’t seem to catch a break with gas prices rising sharply in Illinois and Indiana due to significant refinery maintenance and the regulated switchover to the summer blend,” said Beth Mosher, AAA spokeswoman. “Spring is generally the worst time of the year to fill up the car, and high gas prices make it especially hard on people hoping to take advantage of the warmer weather.”
 
Other April monthly averages across the region:
 
  • In Cook County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $4.13, which is up $.17 from last month and $.06 higher than last year’s price-per-gallon.
  • In DuPage County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.99 per gallon, which is an $.18 increase from March and up $.08 from last year.
  • In Kane County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.95 per gallon, which is up $.17 compared to last month and $.08 higher than April 2013’s price.
  • In Lake County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.96 per gallon, which is $.18 higher than last month and up by $.08 compared to this time last year.
  • In McHenry County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.97 per gallon, which is $.16 higher than last month’s average and $.11 higher than April 2013’s price.
  • In Will County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.95 per gallon, which is $.18 higher compared to last month and $.07 higher compared to last year.
  • In Champaign County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.69 per gallon, an increase of $.05 from March and $.10 higher than last year.
  • In McLean County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.65 per gallon, which is $.07 higher than last month and $.12 higher than last year.
  • In Peoria County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.68 per gallon, which is up $.06 compared to last month and up $.05 from April 2013.
  • In Sangamon County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.67 per gallon, which is $.07 higher than last month and $.13 higher than last year.
  • In Winnebago County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.74 per gallon, an increase of $.07 from March and $.09 higher than April 2013.
  • In Allen County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.70 per gallon, which is $.05 higher than last month and $.14 higher than April 2013’s price.
  • In Lake County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.82 per gallon, which is up $.18 from March’s average and is a $.07 increase from a year ago.
  • In Porter County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.81 per gallon, which is $.19 higher than last month and $.08 higher than last year.
  • In St. Joseph County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.76 per gallon, which is $.06 higher compared to last month and $.14 higher than last year.
 
 
Fuel prices are posted on-line at www.fuelgaugereport.com, which updates prices daily for unleaded, diesel and E85 blends of fuel.
  
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AAA Chicago is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG), the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 8.5 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories, including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois, Minnesota and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 53 million members in the United States and Canada. Its mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.
 

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