AAA: March Gas Prices Continue to Climb

Mar 09, 2011, 04:30 ET from AAA Chicago

AURORA, Ill., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gas prices throughout Illinois and Indiana continue to climb with very steep rates in March with Illinois and northern Indiana averages reaching $3.62 and $3.48 respectively, according to AAA Chicago's most recent Fuel Gauge Report. In Illinois, regular unleaded gasoline has increased $.36 during the past month and prices are $.83 higher per gallon than last year.

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In northern Indiana, gas prices average $3.48, which is up 33 cents from February 2011 and up $.77 from March 2010.

"While gas prices have been the highest on record for this time of year, consumers should get used to paying these higher prices as with spring comes a switch to a summer blend of gasoline and another rise in gas prices," said Beth Mosher, director of public affairs for AAA Chicago.

  • In Cook County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.78, which is up $.36 from last month and $.85 higher than last year's price-per-gallon.
  • In DuPage County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.67 per gallon, which is a 38-cent increase from February and up 85 cents from last year.
  • In Kane County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.66 per gallon, which is 39 cents higher compared to last month and $.85 higher than March 2010's price.
  • In Lake County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.63 per gallon, which is 38 cents higher than last month and up by $.85 compared to this time last year.
  • In McHenry County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.64 per gallon, which is 37 cents higher than last month's average and $.85 higher than March 2010's price.
  • In Will County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.65 per gallon, which is 39 cents higher compared to last month and $.88 higher compared to last year.
  • In Champaign County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.49 per gallon, which is $.33 higher than February and an increase of $.77 from last year.
  • In McLean County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.55 per gallon, which is 38 cents higher than last month and $.83 higher than last year.
  • In Peoria County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.54 per gallon, which is up $.38 compared to last month and up $.79 from March 2010.
  • In Sangamon County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.46 per gallon, which is 29 cents higher than last month and $.76 higher than last year.
  • In Winnebago County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.53 per gallon, an increase of 36 cents from February and $.81 higher than March 2010.
  • In Allen County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.53 per gallon, which is an increase of 39 cents from last month and $.85 higher than March 2010's price.
  • In Lake County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.48 per gallon, a 31-cent increase from February's average and a $.76 increase from a year ago.
  • In Porter County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.49 per gallon, which is 39 cents higher than last month and $.80 higher than last year.
  • In St. Joseph County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.54 per gallon, which is 40 cents higher compared to last month and $.87 higher compared to last year.

Fuel prices are posted on-line at www.fuelgaugereport.com, which updates prices daily for unleaded, diesel and E85 blends of fuel.

SOURCE AAA Chicago



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