The average price of a gallon of gas in the U-S reached records highs in 2011 and 2012. But the Patrick DeHaan of the gasoline price tracking website GasBuddy.com predicts that gasoline prices will come down a bit for 2013, getting close to 2011 levels.
Participants in Champaign-Urbana’s two Municipal Electricity Aggregation programs have saved nearly $1.2 million so far, compared to what their electric supply bill would be under Ameren. Figures released by the two cities list the savings at more than $690,000 through November for Champaign customers --- and about $500,000 saved through September for Urbana households.
Superstorm Sandy is effecting several areas in Central Illinois, from transportation (gas prices & air travel), food expenses (the price of seafood), to the efforts of local agencies (relief crews from the Red Cross, and repair crews from Ameren).