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September
2023
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17:00 PM
America/Chicago

AAA: Illinois Gas Prices Move Lower

CHICAGO, Ill., (September 25, 2023) — Illinois gas prices continue to decline with state average falling 6 cents per gallon since last week and 21 cents from a month ago today.

The state average today is $3.89 per gallon of regular gas, 28 cents less than this year's highest daily price of $4.17 per gallon (August 16).

"The end of the summer driving season has resulted in lower gasoline demand, so far in September," said Molly Hart, spokeswoman for AAA - The Auto Club Group. "This has enabled gas prices to move lower, even as the price of oil hovers at 2023 highs."

The U.S. price of crude set a new 2023 high of $91.48 per barrel on Monday, then settled at $90.03 by the end of the week. Meanwhile, gasoline futures dropped nearly 20 cents per gallon, which should allow retail prices to move lower this week.

Today

Sunday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

National

$3.849

$3.847

$3.881

$3.828

$3.714

Illinois

$3.892

$3.898

$3.952

$4.100

$3.965

Chicago Metro

$4.036

$4.045

$4.130

$4.375

$4.219

Chicago City

$4.424

$4.426

$4.512

$4.632

$4.678

Bloomington

$3.698

$3.700

$3.705

$3.848

$3.686

Champaign

$3.722

$3.722

$3.735

$3.755

$3.645

Peoria

$3.788

$3.790

$3.823

$3.967

$3.812

Rockford

$3.875

$3.879

$3.918

$3.965

$3.934

Springfield

$3.826

$3.833

$3.690

$3.873

$3.721

Click here to view current gasoline price averages.

Ways to Save on Gasoline

  • Combine errands to limit driving time.
  • Shop around for the best gas prices in your community.
  • Pay with cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
  • Remove excess weight in your vehicle. Every 100 pounds taken out of the vehicle improves fuel economy by 1-2 percent.
  • Drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduces fuel economy.

AAA Resources for Drivers

  • Enroll in savings programs. AAA Members who enroll in Shell's Fuel Rewards program can save 30 cents per gallon on their first fill-up and 5 cents per gallon each additional trip to the pump. Click here for more information.
  • Get a tune-up. Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained to optimize its fuel economy. Visit AAA.com/AutoRepair to find a certified repair shop.
  • Find the lowest gas prices in your area by using the free AAA mobile app.
  • Determine anticipated fuel costs for your trip by using the AAA's Gas Cost Calculator.

Drivers can find current gas prices using AAA.com/FuelFinder which allows consumers to compare gas prices at retailers by city or zip code.