Illinois gas prices continue to fall


Sean Reed

A Marathon gas station located in downtown DeKalb off of West Lincoln Highway. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter

DeKALB — Gas prices in Illinois continue to fall since last week with prices dropping by 7.9 cents per gallon. The average price at the pump is set at $3.51 per gallon statewide according to GasBuddy. 

Compared to last month’s prices, gas in Illinois has risen by 2.4 cents per gallon. The average cost across the state is set 15.5 cents lower than last year. 

In reference to GasBuddy reports, the cheapest gas in Illinois stands at $3.07 per gallon with the most expensive station charging $4.79 per gallon. 

Head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, Patrick De Hann, says that although gas prices have been declining, they will soon be on the rise in the upcoming month. 

“For a second straight week, the national average price of gasoline has declined, alongside the price of diesel which has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a year,” Hann says. “In addition, GasBuddy data shows that gasoline demand has risen for the third straight week, a trend that will likely continue as we gradually see temperatures warm and the heart of winter moves to the rear view.”