Gas Prices Climb Despite Slip in Demand

(Undated) – For the second week in a row the national average price at the pump has seen an increase. According to the latest information from, the nation’s average gas price has gone up, rising 2.3 cents from a week ago and stands at $3.29 per gallon. However, the national average is down six cents from a month ago but ninety-eight cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has risen point nine cents in the last week and stands at $3.57 per gallon. GasBuddy Head of Petroleum Analysis, Patrick DeHaan, says the price of gas is being driven by stubbornly strong oil prices even as demand begins to falter due to the surge in COVID cases. The current statewide average for Illinois is $3.44 a gallon. It’s $3.20 a gallon in Indiana.