Gas prices have taken a noticeable jump in recent weeks, and multiple factors are playing into the price increase. According to GasBuddy.com, gas prices are averaging at $2.70 a gallon in Illinois, up almost 20 cents from last week. That is up 52 cents from the same time last year.
Tim Sutton with Christian County F-S says many factors worldwide are making American oil more attractive to export.
Sutton says once the supply of gasoline products gets back in line with the demand, he believes gas prices will drop considerably.