The AAA Fuel Gauge Report shows the average price for gas in Illinois is $3.93 per gallon. (Photo by Daniel Oines/flickr)
By Jim Anderson
CHICAGO - The price of gas in Illinois is now averaging $3.93.
This is according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. The price represents a decline over the last month of 20 cents. The price was $4.13 a month ago.
Gas prices are in the $3.70 range in Bloomington-Normal.
“I think that prices are still high,”says Triple-A spokesman Beth Mosher. “Prices are coming down a bit, but we don’t expect there to be any great relief until after the election.”
Mosher says that’s not a political statement but rather a chronological one. She believes the supply of fuel will be high enough to force prices down around the middle of November.
Interestingly, the national average -$3.78 - has been on the rise, Mosher says, while the Illinois price has been declining.
The Illinois price one year ago was $3.53, 40 cents cheaper than it is now.