How gas prices have changed in Illinois in the last week

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by STACKER

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The price of regular gasoline reached a record national high on Monday, June 6, hitting $4.86 per gallon. Diesel prices also set a new record of $5.64 per gallon at the start of the week, according to AAA.

According to a CNN analysis, roughly one out of every five gas stations in the U.S. is charging at least $5 per gallon for regular gasoline, and more than half are charging at least $4.75.

On June 1, COVID-19 lockdowns were lifted in Shanghai, a city of 25 million people, accounting for 4% of China’s total crude oil consumption. As the city resumes normal day-to-day activities, oil demand is expected to increase. As demand and cost climb in tandem on the global market, drivers in the U.S. could see national average gas prices inch closer to $5 per gallon.

Stacker compiled statistics on gas prices in Illinois using data from AAA. Gas prices are as of June 8. The state gas tax data is from World Population Review.

Illinois by the numbers

  • Gas current price: $5.53
  • Week change: +$0.40 (+7.8%)
  • Year change: +$2.21 (+66.5%)
  • Gas tax: $0.39 per gallon (#6 highest among all states)
  • Historical expensive gas price: $5.53 (6/8/22)
  • Diesel current price: $5.59
  • Week change: +$0.28 (+5.3%)
  • Year change: +$2.30 (+69.9%)
  • Historical expensive diesel price: $5.59 (6/8/22)

Metros with most expensive gas in Illinois

#1. City of Chicago: $6.04
#2. Chicago Metro: $5.90
#3. Lake County: $5.80
#4. Elgin: $5.63
#5. Kankakee-Bradley: $5.36
#6. Rockford: $5.29
#7. Quincy: $5.29
#8. Carbondale-Marion: $5.25
#9. Springfield: $5.23
#10. Peoria-Pekin: $5.22
#11. Bloomington-Normal: $5.21
#12. Champaign-Urbana: $5.16
#13. Danville: $5.15
#14. East Saint Louis: $5.12
#15. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (IL only): $5.08
#16. Decatur: $5.04
#17. Alexander County: $5.00

States with the most expensive gas

#1. California: $6.39
#2. Nevada: $5.56
#3. Illinois: $5.53

States with the least expensive gas

#1. Georgia: $4.38
#2. Arkansas: $4.48
#3. Mississippi: $4.49

States with the highest gas tax per gallon

#1. Pennsylvania: $0.59
#2. California: $0.53
#3. Washington: $0.52

States with the lowest gas tax per gallon

#1. Alaska: $0.0895
#2. Hawaii: $0.16
#3. Virginia: $0.162

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