Newsroom

AAA: Gas Prices on the Rise Across Illinois and Indiana

Print Friendly Version Convert to PDF Convert to RTF Related Assets
Contact(s):
Beth Mosher
phone: 630.328.7234
May 06, 2016
AURORA, Ill., May 6, 2016 — Gas prices across Illinois and northern Indiana are at their highest levels in more than six months, with Illinois prices averaging $2.34 per gallon and Indiana prices averaging $2.23 per gallon. While these prices represent respective increases of $.24 and $.27 from just a month ago, drivers in both states are still paying almost $.30 less per gallon than they were a year ago.   
 
Increased demand has pushed prices higher in many parts of the country, including the Midwest,” said Beth Mosher, director of public affairs for AAA Chicago. “Despite these seasonal increases, we still believe that drivers will be paying the lowest summer gas prices in 12 years.”
 
In April in Illinois, gas prices averaged $2.20, which was up $.19 from March and $.39 less than a year ago. In northern Indiana, gas prices averaged $2.10 in April, which was up $.23 from April and down $.46 from April 2015.
 
Other April monthly averages across the region:
 
  • In Cook County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.40, which is up $.21 from last month and $.43 lower than last year’s price-per-gallon.
  • In DuPage County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.27 per gallon, which is a $.20 increase from March and down $.42 from last year. 
  • In Kane County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.23 per gallon, which is up $.20 compared to last month and $.41 lower than last year’s price.
  • In Lake County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.25 per gallon, which is $.20 higher than last month and down by $.41 compared to this time last year.
  • In McHenry County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.22 per gallon, which is $.19 higher than last month’s average and $.45 lower than last year.
  • In Will County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.22 per gallon, which is $.19 higher compared to last month and $.43 lower compared to last year.
  • In Champaign County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.04 per gallon, an increase of $.23 from March and $.35 lower than last year.
  • In McLean County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.06 per gallon, which is $.18 higher than last month and $.31 lower than last year.
  • In Peoria County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.08 per gallon, which is up $.16 compared to last month and down $.30 from April 2015.
  • In Sangamon County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.01 per gallon, which is $.12 higher than last month and $.39 lower than last year.
  • In Winnebago County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.11 per gallon, an increase of $.18 from March and $.32 lower than April 2015.
  • In Allen County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.08 per gallon, which is $.18 higher than last month and $.30 lower than April 2015’s price.
  • In Lake County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.09 per gallon, which is up $.23 from March’s average and is a $.47 decrease from a year ago.
  • In Porter County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.12 per gallon, which is $.22 higher than last month and $.45 lower than last year.
  • In St. Joseph County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.12 per gallon, which is $.21 higher compared to last month and $.27 lower 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.
  
# # # 

About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 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 and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 55 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.

 
< back

You must be logged in to view this item.





This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.