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.