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AAA: Gas Prices on the Rise in Illinois/Indiana

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Beth Mosher
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March 05, 2017

AURORA, Ill., March 5, 2017 Gas prices across Illinois and Indiana continue to rise heading into March with drivers paying slightly more than they did a month ago and considerably more than a year ago. Illinois drivers are paying $2.30 on average, a minor increase from $2.28 they paid a month ago, but up from $1.79 a year ago. Indiana drivers are paying on average $2.21, up from $2.14 a month ago and considerably higher than the $1.70 price per gallon they paid a year ago.  

“We expect the region’s prices to remain volatile well into March,” said Beth Mosher, director of public affairs for AAA – The Auto Club Group, “Refiners will begin to make the switch over to the summer-blend gasoline, which always comes with higher prices at the pump.”
 
In February in Illinois, gas prices averaged $2.29, which was down $.13 from January but still $.65 higher than a year ago. In northern Indiana, gas prices averaged $2.16 in February, which was down $.10 from January but $.64 higher than February 2016.
 
Other February monthly averages across the region:
 
In Cook County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.49, which was down $.15 from last month and $.68 higher than last year’s price-per-gallon.
In DuPage County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.31 per gallon, which was a $.14 decrease from January and up $.66 from last year.
In Kane County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.28 per gallon, which was down $.14 compared to last month and $.65 higher than last year’s price.
In Lake County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.28 per gallon, which was $.09 lower than last month and up by $.65 compared to this time last year.
In McHenry County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.27 per gallon, which was $.15 lower than last month’s average and $.63 higher than last year.
In Will County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.28 per gallon, which was $.10 lower compared to last month and $.67 higher compared to last year.
In Champaign County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.18 per gallon, a decrease of $.19 from January and $.69 higher than last year.
In McLean County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.20 per gallon, which was $.10 lower than last month and $.65 higher than last year.
In Peoria County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.21 per gallon, which was down $.13 compared to last month and up $.65 from February 2016.
In Sangamon County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.13 per gallon, which was $.12 lower than last month and $.59 higher than last year.
In Winnebago County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.23 per gallon, a decrease of $.14 from January and $.63 higher than February 2016.
In Allen County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.14 per gallon, which was $.04 lower than last month and $.54 higher than February 2016’s price.
In Lake County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.15 per gallon, which was down $.10 from January’s average and was a $.65 increase from a year ago.
In Porter County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.17 per gallon, which was $.10 lower than last month and $.63 higher than last year.
In St. Joseph County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.17 per gallon, which was $.04 lower compared to last month and $.57 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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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.

 
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