Current gas prices Chicago: Illinois drivers flock to Wisconsin, Indiana for cheaper fill-ups – What We Know!

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (WLS) — On the Lake Forest Oasis on I-94, fuel is promoting for $4.63 a gallon. They’ve some prospects, however down the highway just a few miles throughout the Wisconsin border, the pumps are crammed with automobiles. The value in Nice Prairie Tuesday was $3.99 a gallon.

“Now that the worth is tremendous excessive, I drive 10 minutes to Wisconsin,” Illinois resident Fran Meza mentioned. “It’s $.50 cheaper. It makes a distinction.”

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The pumps are crammed with many automobiles bearing Illinois license plates. Most of the prospects come from 10 to fifteen miles away as a result of they are saying it’s price it for what they save shopping for fuel right here.

“I can save about 12 bucks on fuel,” Illinois resident Carl Powell mentioned. “It’s solely a 20 minute drive, nicely definitely worth the journey.”

Some drivers need to be in Wisconsin for work anyway.

“There’s a pleasant bonus for being up right here,” Illinoisan Greg Wernisch mentioned. “The good bonus is $.50-$.60 a gallon saving on gasoline.”

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Driving over the state border for cheaper fuel will not be new, however with the worth of fuel rising shortly during the last couple of weeks, the distinction in value from Illinois to Wisconsin is greater than ever.

It’s an identical scenario in Indiana. Whereas costlier than Wisconsin, fuel continues to be much less there than in Illinois.

In response to AAA, fuel in Wisconsin averages about $4.01. Indiana is at about $4.22, and the Illinois common is a whopping $4.55.

“I imagine that’s the explanation why it’s cheaper right here is due to the taxes distinction,” fuel station supervisor Vasilije Sekularac mentioned.

In response to the American Petroleum Institute, state gasoline taxes in Illinois are the third highest within the nation. The taxes are about $.20 a gallon larger than right here in Wisconsin, and that doesn’t even embrace metropolis and county taxes.

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