Week of Oct. 20 gas update: Prices decrease 3.4 cents per gallon

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Gas prices in Illinois.

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB – As of Oct. 18, 2021 gas prices in Illinois are averaging $3.41 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,378 stations in Illinois. This is 3.4 cents lower than last week. Gas prices in Illinois are 7.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.25/g higher than a year ago in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cheapest station in Illinois is priced at $3.05 per gallon and the most expensive at $3.99 per gallon.

Nationally the average gas price is $3.30 per gallon up from $2.15 this time last year.

“With OPEC holding back oil production and strong global oil demand, the situation will no doubt pave the road with even higher gas prices in the weeks ahead,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. 

GasBuddy data is accessible at http://FuelInsights.GasBuddy.com.