How gas prices have changed in Hardin County, Illinois in the last week

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March 6, 2024

How gas prices have changed in Hardin County, Illinois in the last week

The national average for gasoline has gone up about 10 cents from a week ago as American drivers enter the time of year when they can expect seasonal price increases at the gas pump.

"We're entering spring break season, and historically, March and April bring higher gas prices as demand rises," AAA spokesperson Aixa Diaz said in a recent statement. "With milder temperatures come more road trips, and this time of year tends to be a precursor to the summer driving season."

Record U.S. oil production and low demand over the winter months have kept prices tame, but that may not last as warmer temperatures arrive. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has been cutting production to boost the price of oil, and U.S. reserves are nearing typical levels recorded in the five-year average, according to a GasBuddy analysis of an Energy Information Administration report.

Stacker compiled statistics on gas prices in Hardin County using data from AAA. Gas prices are current as of March 4.

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Hardin County, Illinois gas price trends

- Gas current price: $3.48
--- Illinois average: $3.73
- Week change: +$0.03
- Month change: +$0.25

Counties with the most expensive gas in Illinois
#1. Cook County: $3.99
#2. DuPage County: $3.86
#3. McHenry County: $3.83
#4. Lake County: $3.82
#5. Boone County: $3.81

Counties with the least expensive gas in Illinois
#1. Schuyler County: $3.35
#2. Crawford County: $3.36
#3. Monroe County: $3.37
#4. Clark County: $3.37
#5. Champaign County: $3.37

This story features writing by Dom DiFurio and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 3,043 counties.

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