I try not to complain about gas prices too much, but this caught my eye and think it is really unbelievable.
The Mobil stations at the 2 eastern most service plazas on the I-80/I-90/Indiana Toll Road (both directions) are selling regular unleaded for $2.99 a gallon!
This is more than 50 cents a gallon higher than anywhere else in the area. For example, the truck stops off of I-69 just mile north of the toll road, and about 2 miles from one of those Service Plazas are selling regular for $2.39.
In my case, a 2 mile road trip detour off the toll road saved me nearly $9!
This is only Service Plazas with the Mobil stations, the BP branded gas stations at the Service Plazas on the western half of the Toll Road are a reasonable $2.49 a gallon.
Also of note for people traveling in the area, Ohio is becoming an EZ Pass state starting next month. That means you'll now be able to drive from Illinois to the East Coast without having to pay cash for any toll. However, it should also be noted that Ohio is also raising the cash rate to $15 to go all the way across the state. The EZ-Pass (or Indiana's I-zoom or Illinois' I-pass) will save you nearly $5 for a cross Ohio trip. Indiana and Illinois also charge more for cash customers, so the $10 deposit for a transponder will nearly pay for itself on its first trip across these states!