Average retail gasoline prices in Illinois have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.43/g, according to gasoline price website IllinoisGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Illinois during the past week, prices yesterday were 45.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 1.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has not moved during the last month and stands 57.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
"The national average is just one penny away from being the lowest we've seen since the start of March, even as crude oil prices have risen," said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst. "Just in the last week, wholesale prices have moved 13 cents per gallon between the high and low, so it does remain surprising that average prices have moved very little," DeHaan added.