AAA: Gas Prices on the Rise in Illinois/Indiana

AURORA, Ill., Aug 3, 2017 — Gas prices across Illinois and Indiana continue to rise heading into August with drivers paying slightly more than they did a month ago and considerably more than a year ago. Illinois drivers are paying $2.37 on average, an increase of $.08 from a month ago, and up $.23 from a year ago. Indiana drivers are paying on average $2.35, up $.11 from a month ago and considerably higher than the $2.09 price per gallon they paid a year ago.   
 
In July in Illinois, gas prices averaged $2.23, which was down $.02 from June but still $.05 higher than a year ago. In northern Indiana, gas prices averaged $2.30 in July, which was up $.08 from June and $.17 higher than July 2016. Indiana saw the highest month-over-month increases for July with a $.26 rise in prices over June 2016. This was largely due to an increase in the gas tax that took effect July 1, coupled with a drop in gasoline inventories in the Midwest.  
 
Other July monthly averages across the region: 
 
In Cook County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.56, which was down $.02 from last month and $.04 higher than last year’s price-per-gallon.
In DuPage County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.39 per gallon, which was a $.03 increase from June and up $.12 from last year.
In Kane County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.38 per gallon, which was up $.01 compared to last month and $.12 higher than last year’s price.
In Lake County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.37 per gallon, which was $.04 higher than last month and up by $.12 compared to this time last year.
In McHenry County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.33 per gallon, which was $.01 higher than last month’s average and $.06 higher than last year.
In Will County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.36 per gallon, which was $.06 higher compared to last month and $.09 higher compared to last year.
In Champaign County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.12 per gallon, an increase of $.03 from June and $.07 higher than last year.
In McLean County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.18 per gallon, which was $.01 lower than last month and $.10 higher than last year.
In Peoria County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.21 per gallon, which was down $.01 compared to last month and up $.14 from June 2016.
In Sangamon County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.16 per gallon, which was even with last month and $.12 higher than last year.
In Winnebago County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.22 per gallon, a decrease of $.07 from June and even with last year’s prices.
In Allen County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.25 per gallon, which was $.07 higher than last month and $.22 higher than June 2016’s price.
In Lake County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.30 per gallon, which was up $.08 from June’s average and was a $.17 increase from a year ago.
In Porter County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.30 per gallon, which was $.08 higher than last month and $.13 higher than last year.
In St. Joseph County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.27 per gallon, which was $.08 higher compared to last month and $.17 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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