Week of April 19 gas update: Prices rise 1.6 cents a gallon

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Gas prices in Illinois are 7.5 cents per gallon higher than they were in August.

Elisa Reamer, News Reporter

DeKALB Illinois gas prices have risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,378 stations in Illinois. Gas prices in Illinois are 3.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.27 per gallon higher than a year ago.

The cheapest station in Illinois is priced at $2.66 per gallon today while the most expensive is $3.72 per gallon, a difference of $1.06 per gallon, according to the Gasbuddy price reports.

“Gas prices have remained largely stable in the last week across much of the country with the exception of the West Coast, where prices in some areas continue to advance, but for everyone else, we’re far removed from the fast pace of increases we saw earlier this year,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

The national average price of gasoline averages $2.85 per gallon Monday, which is the same as last week, according to the Gasbuddy price reports. The national average is down 2.2 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.07 per gallon higher than a year ago.