Right now, Illinois drivers are seeing the lowest gas prices we've seen in three months, but that doesn't mean it isn't still painful at the pump. Illinois still has some of the highest fuel prices in the nation, and I don't know about you, but I am really tired of talking about gas all the dang time.


Another thing I'm tired of? Hearing people in Illinois say things like "just wait and see how high the gas prices go after the tax break is lifted", or "I'm moving out of Illinois to somewhere I can afford to fill my tank up"!

Look, I get it, this gas thing is beyond frustrating, but can really just stop pouring salt in everyone's wounds? Please?!? Gas prices are a problem everywhere right now, and I'm sorry to say, will probably increase again this winter.

Treasury Secretary Warns a Spike In Gas Prices Is Coming

 Fox 32 Chicago reports;

U.S. treasury secretary Janet Yellin says gas prices could rise again this winter when the European Union stops buying Russian oil.


I totally get that the United States doesn't want to add any more money to Vladimir Putin's pockets, but isn't there a way to do that without making Americans suffer even more? It looks like there might be.

Fox Business reports;

G7 nations are proposing a pre-cap on Russian oil. Not only is the cap meant to decrease Russian revenue as Vladimir Putin continues his war in Ukraine, Yellen said, it is also aimed at "maintaining Russian oil supplies that will help to hold down global oil prices.

I'm not going to pretend I understand what all that means, but if it works and we don't have to cry every time we fuel up this winter, I will be eternally grateful. Let's all keep our fingers crossed until then.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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