AURORA, Ill. (AP) Gas prices across Illinois and Indiana continue to rise heading into March with drivers paying slightly more than they did a month ago and considerably more than a year ago. Illinois drivers are paying $2.30 on average, a minor increase from $2.28 they paid a month ago, but up from $1.79 a year ago. Indiana drivers are paying on average $2.21, up from $2.14 a month ago and considerably higher than the $1.70 price per gallon they paid a year ago.
“We expect the region’s prices to remain volatile well into March,” said Beth Mosher, director of public affairs for AAA – The Auto Club Group, “Refiners will begin to make the switch over to the summer-blend gasoline, which always comes with higher prices at the pump.”
In February in Illinois, gas prices averaged $2.29, which was down $.13 from January but still $.65 higher than a year ago. In northern Indiana, gas prices averaged $2.16 in February, which was down $.10 from January but $.64 higher than February 2016.