Thanksgiving gas prices projected to reach record high


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Even while on the decline, gas prices this Thanksgiving will be the highest ever recorded.

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter

DeKALB – This Thanksgiving, gas prices will be the highest they’ve ever been during this time of year.

Courtesy | GasBuddy

On Thanksgiving, drivers will experience an approximate 58 cent increase statewide and about a 30 cent increase across the nation since last year, with gas prices currently at an average of $4.14 per gallon in Illinois and $3.68 nationally, according to GasBuddy.

The average price of gas has lessened by about 15 cents in Illinois and 3 cents nationwide. However, even though gas prices have declined in the past week, they are much higher than they were in 2021, at an average of $3.49 per gallon in Illinois and $3.42 per gallon nationally.

To save money on gas during this time, GasBuddy encourages drivers to take a few extra steps while on the road. This includes practicing safe driving habits as aggressive driving and hard braking often use more gas than necessary. They also urge those behind the wheel to be aware of state lines while traveling for the holidays, seeing as though differences in taxes may surprise motorists if they stop for gas in a different state.