(UNDATED) - On the day before your taxes were due, gas prices spiked around northeast Indiana on Monday by almost a quarter a gallon. According to the web site www.indianagasprices.com, prices around Angola, Kendallville and Auburn jumped to $3.85 while prices in LaGrange stood at $3.74. The spike as of Tuesday morning had not hit Fort Wayne where prices were as low as $3.53.
The average price in Indiana was $3.73 which is 13 cents above the national average. Last year at this time, the average price in Indiana was $3.45. The lowest price reported in the state was $3.33 in Kokomo while nine stations in Hammond, Munster, Evansville and Scottsburg were flirting with $4 gas as their prices were $3.99.
Crude oil was selling for $103 a barrel on Tuesday morning. Patrick DeHaan from www.gasbuddy.com says price hikes will likely continue this week. But he adds there isn't much chatter in regards to the continued refinery maintenance that's taking place which he says is a sign that prices could soon peak.