AAA: Gas Prices on the Rise in Illinois/Indiana

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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