Illinois weekly gas update: March 7


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Officer Larry Williams fills up his squad car’s gas tank. Gas in Illinois has risen of 46 cents in the last week.

By Northern Star Staff

DeKALBThe average gasoline prices in Illinois have risen 46.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.31/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 4,378 stations in Illinois. 

The cheapest station in Illinois was priced at $3.57/g yesterday while the most expensive was $5.19/g, a difference of $1.62/g. 

The gasoline prices in Illinois have changed drastically in the past ten years on March 7th. The prices of gasoline of March 7th went from. $3.93 per gallon in 2012, $1.88 per gallon in 2016 to its current price of $2.88 per gallon. 

“There are few words to describe the unprecedented rise in gasoline prices over the last week, with massive spikes coast to coast in both gasoline and diesel prices, as oil prices jump to their highest since 2008,” Patrick de Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy said. 

The national average price of gasoline has risen 46.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.06/g today. The national average is up 61.1 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.29/g higher than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.