Gas prices up for the holiday weekend, but still lower than last year

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After dropping for two months, pump prices are again on the rise in northern Indiana and Chicagoland heading into Labor Day weekend.

Indiana drivers are paying on average $2.27, up from $2.11 a month ago but still nearly $.20 lower than a year ago, according to the Chicago AAA Motor Club.

Illinois prices are averaging $2.33, an increase from $2.15 a month ago but still down considerable from $2.73 a year ago. Indiana drivers are paying on average $2.27, up from $2.11 a month ago but still nearly $.20 lower than a year ago.

“The Midwest faced some refinery issues this past month which drove prices higher, especially in the Chicago metro region and in Indiana.” said Beth Mosher, director of public affairs for AAA, “As these issues have now been fixed, drivers should start to see prices come back down again as we head into the fall season.”

In August in northern Indiana, gas prices averaged $2.19 in August, which was up $.06 from July and down $.62 from August 2015.

Other August monthly averages across the region:

  • In St. Joseph County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.14 per gallon, which is $.03 higher compared to last month and $.48 lower than last year.
  • In Porter County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.23 per gallon, which is $.06 higher than last month and $.58 lower than last year.
  • In Lake County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.18 per gallon, which is up $.06 from July’s average and is a $.63 decrease from a year ago.
  • In Cook County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.48, which is down $.03 from last month and $.70 lower than last year’s price-per-gallon.
  • In Lake County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.32 per gallon, which is $.07 higher than last month and down by $.66 compared to this time last year.

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