Gas prices in Peoria fall over the past week

By WEEK Producer

Gas prices in Peoria fall over the past week

January 7, 2013 Updated Jan 7, 2013 at 2:45 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Gas prices are on their way down in the River City.

Retail gasoline prices fell 5.8 cents per gallon in Peoria over the past week, averaging $3.19 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 148 gas outlets in Peoria.

The national average has not moved in the last week, currently standing at $3.26/g.

Including the change in gas prices in Peoria during the past week, prices yesterday were 23.9 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 16.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

"With the fresh start of 2013 many motorists have begun seeking information on where gasoline prices will be going for the upcoming year," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "GasBuddy will be releasing its 2013 forecast this week...which will highlight not only where we expect gasoline prices to go, but new this year is our diesel forecast, just more tools to help motorists budget and be prepared for what lies ahead," DeHaan said.

The GasBuddy blog can be found at http://blog.gasbuddy.com.

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