AAA: Illinois/Indiana Gas Price Average Hits Highest Pump Price of the Year

Aurora, Ill. (September 1, 2017) – Heading into September, gas prices averages for both Illinois and Indiana are the highest recorded for the year. The average price in Illinois for an unleaded gallon of gasoline is $2.50, up from $2.37 a month ago and up from $2.33 a year ago. In Indiana, the gas price average is currently $2.49, up from $2.38 last month and $2.26 last year. Nationally, the average is $2.45, also the highest recorded price for 2017.
 
The combinations of numerous Gulf Coast refinery and pipeline shut downs, including one that directly supplies the Midwest region, tightened access to supply levels in the Gulf and anticipated high gasoline demand surrounding Labor Day weekend, means motorists may not have seen the full impact of Harvey at the pump.

“Drivers in Illinois and Indiana will see a short-term spike in the coming weeks, but quickly dropping by mid to late September,” said Beth Mosher, director of public affairs for AAA. “While we don’t yet know the full effects of the hurricane on refineries, we do not expect a supply shortage."
 
August 2017 monthly averages across the region: 
 
The average price for August in Illinois was $2.41, an increase of $.10 from the previous month and $.16 higher from last year’s prices. In northern Indiana in August, the average price was $2.38 which was $.08 higher than last month and $.19 higher than last year.
 
In Cook County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.62, which is up $.06 from last month and $.14 higher than last year’s price-per-gallon.
In DuPage County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.49 per gallon, which is a $.10 increase from July and up $.15 from last year.
In Kane County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.47 per gallon, which is up $.09 compared to last month and $.16 higher than August 2016’s price.
In Lake County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.47 per gallon, which is $.11 higher than last month and $.16 higher than last year’s price.
In McHenry County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.44 per gallon, which is $.11 higher than last month’s average and $.15 higher than last year’s price per gallon.
In Will County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.42 per gallon, which is    $.06 higher compared to last month and $.14 higher compared to last year.
In Champaign County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.28 per gallon, an increase of $.16 from July and $.17 higher than last year.
In McLean County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.25 per gallon, which is $.07 higher than last month and $.10 higher than last year.
In Peoria County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.31 per gallon, which is up $.10 compared to last month and up $.19 from last year.
In Sangamon County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.41 per gallon, which is $.25 higher than last month and $.29 higher than last year.
In Winnebago County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.33 per gallon, an increase of $.12 from July and $.20 higher than August 2016.
In Allen County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.37 per gallon, which is $.11 higher than last month and $.26 higher than August 2016’s price.
In Lake County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.37 per gallon, which is up $.07 from July’s average and is up $.19 from a year ago.
In Porter County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.39 per gallon, which is $.09 higher than last month and $.17 higher than last year.
In St. Joseph County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.40 per gallon, which is $.13 higher compared to last month and $.26 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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