Allen County gas prices highest in region

The price of gas in the metropolitan area is a penny lower than the national average of $2.29

Prices have been at $2.49 a gallon since February 27.

In the survey, GasBuddy officials say average gas prices in IL have risen 2.9 cents in the last week to $2.35 per gallon.

The national average has fallen less than a penny per gallon in the last week to $2.29. The biggest year-on-year rise is in Utah, where average prices today stand 61 cents higher than a year ago.

Gas prices slipped a cent or two in some places around the country in the past week, but predictions say that won't last long. It is also up 21 cents from last month's average of $2.03, and has climbed 31 cents from last year's average of $1.93.

The national average was $2.292 on Monday, down from $2.298 a week ago but up from $1.982 previous year.

But DeHaan sees higher prices ahead. The lowest price Monday listed at the site was $2.59 a gallon, found at Tacoma's Costco and numerous Tacoma and suburban Arco stations.

"While the drop at the pump is most welcome, we're almost guaranteed to see prices rebound well in time for Memorial Day and the start of the summer driving season", said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. "Although it could take several weeks, analysts believe oil prices could recover by the time OPEC meets again in May".

The national average on Monday was $2.29.

In the meantime, oil refineries will have to confront the rising demand of fuel as they transition from winter blend gasoline to summer-blend, which could potentially cause pump prices to rise 20-40 cents by Memorial Day, Jenkins said.

Springfield has the cheapest gas in the state, at $2.19.

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