Because of the current conflict in Ukraine, oil prices are shooting up above $100 a barrel, which will, of course, mean much higher prices at the pump here in Illinois and throughout the country. Just looking at today's news shows that the price per barrel has risen $19.
So Russia invades Ukraine, which causes rising oil prices to surge even further, and makes it an almost certainty that Illinois' gas prices (along with the rest of the country) are about to really go up.
As of late, Ukraine has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. War and the passenger plane that was shot down a couple of months ago are the the latest tragic events to make the headlines the world over.
I was pleasantly surprised by this clip, however...