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Gas Prices Jump


Decatur - The summer driving season is just getting underway.  Motorists in Illinois are getting blasted at the pump as gas prices rocket past $4 a gallon.

The spike in gas prices is being blamed on refinery capacity.  At least two Midwest refineries are undergoing maintenance.  One other was damaged in a fire back in April.

While the national average is around $3.63 Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin & Indiana are all seeing average prices above $4.

WAND News checked some area gas prices.  Prices in Decatur on Friday ranged from $3.97 to $4.19.  Gas in Macon started the day at $3.99.  Late in the morning it climbed to $4.18 at the Phillips 66 on Route 51. 

Moweaqua still had cheap gas on Friday morning at the Casey's on Route 51.  It was priced at $3.89 a gallon.

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