Weekly Gas Update: Sept. 19


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BP gas station located on West Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. The gas is priced at 3.94/gal (Bridgette Fox | Northern Star)

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter

DeKalb – Gas prices have fallen in the last week, reaching record lows in Illinois and nationally, according to GasBuddy.

Prices have not just been dropping in Illinois either; this is the 14th consecutive week of a national decline in gas prices, according to head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy Patrick De Haan. “With a 14th consecutive weekly decline the national average price of gasoline has now surpassed 2018’s record decline,” Said De Haan. “It’s longest downward streak since 2015.”

The average prices in Illinois have fallen by 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week with an average price of $3.90 per gallon. The cheapest gas in Illinois was priced at $3.13. yesterday. While the most expensive station in Illinois has a price of $5.87 per gallon.

Gas prices in neighboring areas, such as Peoria, St. Louis and Champaign, are all down significantly. The record decline may be coming to an end soon because there are problems arising with the transition to winter gasoline, according to GasBuddy. By next week, we could see prices go up again.

As of right now, the national average of gas prices is lower than it has been in a long time. This is a good week to fill up on gas in Dekalb and the rest of Illinois.