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High Gas Prices Greet Holiday Motorists

Dec 22, 2017
Carl Nelson/WNIJ

If you’re hitting the road for holiday travel, be ready to pay more at the gas pump. 

Patrick DeHaan with the gas price monitoring group, GasBuddy.com said refinery problems at facilities in Joliet and Robinson are driving prices up.

"Those two issues have contributed to a big jump -- a 30 cent jump -- in the price of wholesale gas in just the last week," he explained.

WNIJ Gas Price Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017
Carl Nelson/WNIJ

The average Illinois price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.59. This is 8 cents more expensive than last week. 

AAA reports the most expensive gasoline can be found in the City of Chicago, at $2.88 per gallon. By contrast, the cheapest gas is available in East St. Louis, at $2.45 per gallon.

Rockford’s average gas price is $2.48 per gallon. This is 3 cents more expensive than last week.  

Carl Nelson/WNIJ

The average Illinois price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.42.  That's 11 cents more expensive than last week's average.  

The most expensive state gas can be found in the City of Chicago, at a price of $2.76 per gallon.  By contrast, the least expensive gas is in Quincy, at $2.25 per gallon.  

Rockford's average price is $2.31 per gallon, which is ten cents higher than last week.  

Carl Nelson/WNIJ

The average Illinois price of a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.31.  This is two cents more expensive than last week's price.  

AAA reports the most expensive gas is in the City of Chicago, at $2.62 per gallon.  By contrast, gas is cheapest in Decatur, at $2.15 per gallon.  

Rockford's average price is $2.22 per gallon.  That's three cents cheaper than last week's average.  

Carl Nelson/WNIJ

The average Illinois price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.29.  That's 2 cents more expensive than last week's average.   

AAA reports the most expensive gas is in the City of Chicago, at $2.63 per gallon.  By contrast, you can find the cheapest gas in Champaign-Urbana, at $2.05 per gallon.  

Rockford's average per-gallon price is $2.17.  This is three cents cheaper than last week's average.  

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