PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – At the pump gas prices are on the rise in Peoria.
According to Gas Buddy, Peoria gas prices are averaging $3.02 per gallon Monday, March 15. That’s 15 cents higher than last week, 33 cents higher than a month ago, and 68.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
Lena Haig, a Peoria driver, described her concerns for the high gas prices.
“I’m just above minimum wage, I can’t afford driving everywhere as much as I would like to and literally it’s just 50 bucks goes towards my tank and that’s a third of my paycheck,” Haig said.
The cheapest station in Peoria is $2.89 per gallon compared to the cheapest in Illinois sitting at $2.49 per gallon.