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December
2023
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Will Gas Prices Continue to Fall?

Illinois gas prices  have decreased 2 cents from a week ago. Today’s state average for a regular gallon of gas is $3.39. The price of gas is 14 cents less than a month ago, and 27 cents less than this time last year.

“The current streak of daily pump prices either falling or staying flat started on September 19,” said Molly Hart, spokeswoman for AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The primary culprit is the cost of oil which is creeping closer to $80 a barrel. Since oil is the main ingredient in gasoline, higher oil costs tend to put upward pressure on pump prices.”

 

Today

Sunday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

National

$3.242$3.243$3.250$3.426$3.413

Illinois

$3.387$3.397$3.405$3.533$3.660

Chicago Metro

$3.521$3.532$3.523$3.638$3.775

Chicago City

$3.847$3.843$3.891$3.965$4.186

Bloomington

$3.281$3.280$3.317$3.346$3.386

Champaign

$3.344$3.354$3.361$3.505$3.580

Peoria

$3.285$3.292$3.326$3.462$3.717

Rockford

$3.349$3.357$3.393$3.505$3.743

Springfield

$3.296$3.296$3.346$3.414$3.421

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.

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About AAA - The Auto Club Group

The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America with more than 13 million members across 14 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories. ACG and its affiliates provide members with roadside assistance, insurance products, banking and financial services, travel offerings and more. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 64 million members in the United States and Canada. AAA’s mission is to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve traffic safety. For more information, get the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.