The cost of filling a gas tank in central Illinois is heading back up after several weeks of lower gas prices.
According to Gasbuddy.com, the Peoria area is seeing an average gas price of $3.34 a gallon. Last week, that price was closer to $3.29.
Despite the nudge, gas prices for the week of Oct. 21 are still lower that in 2012, when the price was $3.57.
Currently, gas stations in the area range from $3.27 to $3.99 for a gallon of unleaded regular fuel.
The national average for fuel is $3.36 a gallon.