Illinois Ranks Among The Top 10 Most Expensive States For Gas
Knowing how Illinois ranks poorly on so many lists, it's weird to see us ranked in the top ten of nearly anything. Being recognized for a top ten ranking would be great in many other cases, but getting the attention for high gas prices pretty much sucks.
The whole country is being grabbed by the wallet and shaken down, but Illinois and 9 states appear to be shaking harder than the other states.
On Monday Morning Of This Week The National Average For A Gallon Of Unleaded Gasoline Was $4.48
You've got the extremes on each end according to AAA Chicago, with California posting the highest price for gas with an average of $5.98, and Kansas coming in the lowest at $3.98 per gallon. Kansas' price-point makes them one of three states in the U.S. with an average price below $4.00 (Kansas, Oklahoma, and Georgia).
The Illinois price for a gallon of unleaded regular as of this morning is $4.84.
Here Are The 10 Most Expensive States For Gas Purchasing, Along With Today's Average Price
According to this morning's AAA Chicago gas prices index, California is still leading the way in overall cost:
- California: $6.02
- Hawaii: $5.33
- Nevada: $5.19
- Washington: $5.09
- Oregon: $5.06
- Alaska: $5.00
- District of Columbia: $4.86
- Illinois: $4.84
- Arizona: $4.81
- New York: $4.80
Just in case your memory is failing you, it was only a year ago that the national average price for a gallon of unleaded regular was $3.04.