How to Find the Cheapest Gas Prices in Your Community – NBC Chicago

As Americans experience unprecedented pain at the pump, residents are looking for ways to find the cheapest gas prices possible.

In the state of Illinois, the average price of a gallon of gas is $4.43, up 14.5% in the past week alone.

Nationally, the average price of gasoline now stands at $4.17 a gallon, the highest price the United States has seen since the summer of 2008.

With gasoline prices expected to continue to rise due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, as well as the shift to summer fuels in the northern hemisphere, consumers are looking for the best way to save money while refueling their cars.

The GasBuddy site has a tool that residents can use both on their website and mobile app.

This tool allows consumers to enter their postcodes, the type of fuel they are looking to obtain, how they plan to pay for it, and indicate the gas stations they are willing to visit in their area.

The information will likely prove critical in the coming weeks as the state has seen its average gasoline price drop from $3.87 to $4.43 per gallon in just the past seven days. Gas prices have risen 22% in the past month, according to data released by AAA.

Prices could continue to rise ahead of the Memorial Day holiday later this year, experts say. With the United States now banning the import of oil from Russia, some experts fear gasoline prices could exceed $5 a gallon on average in some places.

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