Gas prices on the rise in Central Illinois

By WEEK Producer

Gas prices on the rise in Central Illinois

June 3, 2013 Updated Jun 3, 2013 at 2:33 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. – Gas prices in Peoria have jumped another 3 cents per gallon in the past week.

The average price for a gallon of gas in the city is $3.89. That is 32.2 cents higher than one year ago and 14.9 cents higher than a month ago.

“One thing remains the same throughout the United States, and that is we’re still reliant on oil refineries to process crude oil into gasoline,” said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHann. “When they go partially offline whether expected or unexpected, there’s going to be tightness in gasoline supply, and that has an almost immediate impact at the gas pump.”

The national average for a gallon of gas is $3.64

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