Peoria gas prices on the rise

Peoria gas prices on the rise

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PEORIA, Ill (HOI) -- -

Gas is a bit more expensive in the Peoria area after weeks of falling prices. 

Average gas prices rose 9.5 cents per gallon in the past week, reports GasBuddy.com. The average gas price in Peoria was $2.20 a gallon, compared to the national average of $2.25 a gallon. 

Prices are 5.2 cents higher than a year ago and 3.8 cents lower than a month ago. 

"With July 4 now in the rear-view mirror, gasoline prices in many states have advanced following the an uptick in oil prices in late June," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com. "While gas prices may rise slightly in some states in the week ahead, it will be a very mixed bag across the country as the recently rally in crude oil prices appears to have stalled for now. Call it the summer blues at the pump- prices may fluctuate mildly in the weeks ahead, but we'll be bouncing near the summer low price for some time- don't expect much improvement in prices from for the rest of the summer. In fact to counter that, if we see the Atlantic become more active hurricane wise, we could see more price support in both oil and gasoline prices, so keep that in mind."

Still, things could be worse. The average gas price this time in 2014 was $3.55 a gallon. 

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