Gas prices continue to fluctuate


Getty Images

A man paying for gas at a gas pump. Gas prices went up by 6.8 cents per gallon since last week.

DeKALB – Gas prices in Illinois are on the rise with the current cost increasing by 6.8 cents per gallon since last week. The state average is currently $3.67 per gallon according to GasBuddy reports.

Compared to last month, prices have increased by 16.3 cents per gallon. At this time last year, the current state wide average was 83 cents per gallon lower. 

GasBuddy records have determined that the cheapest gas station in Illinois is priced at $3.23 per gallon. The most expensive gas station in the state charges $4.79 per gallon. 

Head of petroleum analysis, Patrick De Haan, said that gas prices are expected to fluctuate throughout different regions. 

While more states saw declines than increases, any downward trends are still likely to be temporary and not necessarily long lasting,” Haan said. “ Motorists in some areas may be on the receiving end of good news, while others may not as we hit the second half of refinery maintenance season. You never know what the closing moments will look like, and motorists could be in for a dramatic ride if issues develop.”