AAA Chicago: Illinois and Indiana Gas Prices Continue High Streak


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AURORA, Ill., June 5, 2013 -- Gas price averages for Illinois and Indiana are continuing on a high streak. Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average, $4.05 and $3.96 respectively for a gallon of regular unleaded. While much of the rest of the U.S. has dropped in prices, Illinois, Indiana and the Midwest prices are increasing. Illinois averages are among the highest in the continental U.S., and with a price of $4.44, Chicago has the highest city average in the continental U.S.

In May in Illinois, gas prices averaged $3.95, which was up $.16 from April and up $.07 from a year ago. In northern Indiana, gas prices averaged $4.00 in May, which is up $.25 from April and up $.09 from May 2012.

"Gas prices in Illinois, Indiana and the Midwest continue to increase largely due to refinery issues in Illinois and northern Indiana," said Beth Mosher, AAA Chicago spokesperson. "These issues have significantly disrupted supply for the region and have sent prices higher. We do expect to see prices ease up toward the end of June when the refinery issues are scheduled to be resolved and supply return to comfortable levels."   

Other May monthly averages across the region:

  • In Cook County , Ill. , self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $4.29, which is up $.22 from last month and $.09 higher than last year's price-per-gallon.
  • In DuPage County , Ill. , self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $4.14 per gallon, which is a $.25 increase from April and up $.3011 from last year.
  • In Kane County , Ill. , self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $4.11 per gallon, which is $.24 higher compared to last month and $.10 higher than May 2012's price.
  • In Lake County , Ill. , self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $4.11 per gallon, which is $.24 higher than last month and up by $.11 compared to this time last year.
  • In McHenry County , Ill. , self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $4.10 per gallon, which is $.25 higher than last month's average and $.11 higher than May 2012's price.
  • In Will County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $4.11 per gallon, which is $.24 higher compared to last month and $.11 higher compared to last year.
  • In Champaign County , Ill. , self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.78 per gallon, an increase of $.21 from April and an increase of $.18 from last year.
  • In McLean County , Ill. , self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.73 per gallon, which is $.21 higher from last month and $.07 higher than last year.
  • In Peoria County , Ill. , self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.82 per gallon, which is up $.19 compared to last month and up $.10 from May 2012.
  • In Sangamon County , Ill. , self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.78 per gallon, which is $.25 higher than last month and $.15 higher than last year.
  • In Winnebago County , Ill. , self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.86 per gallon, an increase of $.22 from April and $.13 higher than May 2012.
  • In Allen County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.3.77 per gallon, which is $.22 higher from last month and even with May 2012's price.
  • In Lake County , Ind. , self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.96 per gallon, a $.21 increase from April's average and a $.07 increase from a year ago.
  • In Porter County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.94 per gallon, which is $.22 higher than last month and $.06 higher than last year.
  • In St. Joseph County , Ind. , self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.82 per gallon, which is $.21 higher compared to last month and $.04 higher compared to last year.

Learn how to save money on gas with a few simple tips from AAA .

Fuel prices are posted on-line at www.fuelgaugereport.com, which updates prices daily for unleaded, diesel and E85 blends of fuel.

SOURCE AAA Chicago

Web Site: http://www.aaa.com

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