Black said one instance of Danville gas stations jumping up their prices was on 9/11 in 2001. He reminded aldermen that at least three gas stations in the city significantly increased their prices in the afternoon.
He also pointed out that Illinois has higher taxes, so it’s hard to compare between states.
Back in May 2011, Eisenhauer appointed Black to serve on a committee to look into the city’s gas prices and see how they relate to other comparable cities. Nothing came of a committee.
Eisenhauer previously said he and other city officials continue to receive e-mails and phone calls from “frustrated” residents about the higher city gas prices.
Many communities around the state have their own local gas tax as Danville does. But those communities aren’t seeing gas prices as high as they are here.