Gas prices have declined after steady inflation


Sean Reed

The Marathon gas station with a sign displaying the price of regular gasoline at $3.89 per gallon on Monday evening on Lincoln Highway. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter

DeKALB — Gas prices in Illinois have fallen over the past week by 6.3 cents per gallon. The statewide average at the pump is now $3.59 per gallon according to GasBuddy. 

In regards to previous prices, gas in Illinois is 21.6 cents higher than last month and 2.2 cents lower than the average cost last year. 

GasBuddy reports have determined that the cheapest gas in Illinois is selling for $3.07 per gallon. The most expensive gas is priced at $4.79 per gallon. 

Head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, Patrick De Hann, suggests that gas prices will not continue to decline. 

However, especially for gasoline, high levels of coming maintenance and the eventual transition to summer gasoline could lead today’s declines to reverse down the road.” Hann said. “For now, motorists should enjoy the decline, but be wary as we’re likely to eventually see increases again down the road.”