Gas prices continue to trend upwards in Central Illinois.
Gasbuddy.com reports prices are averaging $2.48 across the area, two cents higher from last week.
We are also paying 45 cents more for gas than we did last year, and two cents higher than we did just one month ago.
"Oil prices have rebounded in the last week, led higher by geopolitical tensions and declining inventories, leading gasoline prices in some parts of the country to make an unseasonable move higher," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "As refineries continue autumn maintenance, we may continue to see gasoline inventories under pressure, with a mixed bag of increases and decreases in the weeks ahead until the conclusion of such maintenance.
Nationally, gas prices also cent up a half cent, averaging $2.45 a gallon.