Week of Oct. 12 gas update: Prices increase 10.8 cents per gallon

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Gas prices in Illinois.

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — Gas prices in the state of Illinois have risen 10.8 cents per gallon in the past week according to Gas Buddy’s daily survey of 4,378 stations throughout Illinois. Gas prices have gone up 19.5 cents per gallon in the past month. 

According to GasBuddy’s price reports, the cheapest gas station in Illinois is priced $3.09 per gallon, while the most expensive is priced at $3.99 per gallon, a price difference of 90 cents. 

“Last week saw oil prices advance to their highest in seven years,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “The nation’s gas prices were also pushed to their highest since 2014, all on OPEC’s decision not to raise production more than it already agreed to in July.”

The national average price of gas is $3.25 per gallon, 7.5 cents per gallon higher than last month, and $1.08 per gallon higher than it was last year.