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AAA Reports Illinois Gas Prices Higher Than Last Year


Illinois gas prices are higher than this time last year.

Statewide prices are at an average of $2.82 per gallon. This is down from last month, but about 30 cents more expensive than October 2017.  AAA spokesperson Beth Mosher says there are a number of economic factors involved.

“This fall, Illinois saw a number of issues from local refineries, which pushed prices higher. Also, supply and demand have been affecting prices quite a bit this fall,” she said.

AAA forecasters expect prices to fall over the next few months particulary near the end of November leading into December. But Mosher says that may be affected by pending U.S. sanctions on Iran. Those measures will go into effect Nov. 4.

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