As U.S. Fuel Costs Rise, Here’s Where to Find Cheapest Gas in Illinois
While gas prices in Illinois haven't made it back up to the level they reached a year ago, regular grade surpassed the $4 a-gallon mark again.
What were gas prices in Illinois one year ago today?
According to AAA, the national average for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline on April 13, 2022, was $4.08. Today it's $3.65 a gallon and has gone up from $3.47 just a month ago.
The dramatic increase in price is apparently due to OPEC announcing that they will be cutting oil production by a million barrels per month beginning in May, according to AAA.
the cost of oil accounts for more than 50% of what we pay at the pump, so drivers may not catch a break at the pump any time soon. -Andrew Gross, AAA Spokesperson
Illinois has the 7th highest average gas price in the nation. Here are the other 6:
Where are the cheapest gas prices in Illinois?
Before we show you the lower prices, the highest gas prices in the state of Illinois are in the Chicagoland area where prices for a gallon of regular-grade gas are between $3.89 and $4.35 in the northeast Illinois counties.
Brown County, Illinois has the lowest average gas price in the state at $3.59
Here are the 5 lowest gas prices in the state and where to fill up, according to Gas Buddy.
- $3.26 at the Circle K on IL-157 in Edwardsville.
- $3.34 at Conoco on IL-162 in Granite City
- $3.35 at Flying J on W. Evergreen Avenue in Effingham
- $3.39 at Sam's Club on N. 54th Street in Quincy
- $3.39 at Phillips 66 on S. Main in
To see the gas prices in every Illinois county, CLICK HERE.