The majority of states may be experiencing a drop in gas prices, but not Illinois and other parts of the Midwest, according to AAA.
Record rainfall that led to flooding and reduced production related to refineries shifting over to "summer-blend" gasoline are part of the reason, reports AAA. There was also an explosion at a Detroit refinery on April 27, though that incident was not expected to contribute to higher prices for motorists.
The current average price for regular unleaded in Illinois is $3.95. Last month, the average was $3.84. A year ago the average was $4.02. The highest recorded average was $4.31 on May 5, 2011, according to AAA.
Wilmette gas prices
As of Friday afternoon, the following gas stations had the lowest prices in Winnetka, according to MapQuest:
- $4.26 BP Gas Station & Food Mart, 1025 Tower Rd.
- $4.30 Shell Service Station, 469 Sunset Ridge Rd.
- $4.43 Freds Winnetka Service, 574 Green Bay Rd.
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