News

Price of Gasoline Climbs

Price of Gasoline Climbs

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Gasoline is getting more expensive.

Over the last month, the average price in Illinois has risen from $3.23 to $3.39, according to the Triple-A Fuel Gauge Report.

“Prices have gone up in the past month or so. We had some refinery issues in the Midwest and so all of the Midwest got hit with some higher prices over the past month,” said Beth Mosher of the Triple-A Chicago Motor Club.

There were equipment problems this week due to the cold weather at refineries in Joliet and Lemont, but those facilities are back to regular production.

Mosher says this is normally a time of year when gas prices are lowest. The price last year at this time was $3.32.

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in Local

Champaign TB Patient Jailed

Fresh
jail

Man with TB jailed after defying court order to stay home

today in Local

Peoria’s Mayor Responds to “Twitter” Raid

twitter logo

Police raid home and seize computers over false Twitter account

today in Local

Ag Director Is Optimistic about Fair Repairs

fairgrounds

$86 million impact last year

today in Local

Police Action Shooting in Lincoln Kills a Man

policetape2

State police say he was armed and in an altercation with a woman.

today in Local

Juvenile Sentencing Alternative Saves Money, State Says

redeploy

$60 million since 2005