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AAA Chicago: Gas Prices Keep Falling as July 4 Travelers Take to the Roads

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July 02, 2012
Illinois, Chicago, Indianaaverages all under $4.00 for the first time since February
AURORA, Ill., July 2, 2012—Just as about 3 million July 4 travelersfrom Illinois and Indiana will be leaving for the Independence Day holiday, gas prices are coming down across the region. AAA Chicago’s most recent Fuel Gauge Report estimates that in Illinois, the average regular unleaded gasoline prices decreased $.21 cents during the past month with an average cost of $3.70 for the month of June. This price is $.25 lower than last year.
In northern Indiana, gas prices averaged $3.65 in June, which is down $.24 cents from May 2012 and down $.16 from June 2011. This is also the first time since February that both states and the Chicago region, where prices tend to run higher, all have had averages below $4.00.  

·         In Cook County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.95, which is down $.25 from last month and $.28 lower than last year’s price-per-gallon.
·         In DuPage County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.79 per gallon, which is a 24-cent decrease from May and down $.24 cents from last year.
·         In Kane County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.78 per gallon, which is down $.23 cents compared to last month and $.21 lower than June 2011’s price.
·         In Lake County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.79 per gallon, which is $.21 cents lower than last month and down by $.22 compared to this time last year.
·         In McHenry County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.78 per gallon, which is $.21 cents lower than last month’s average and $.23 lower than June 2011’s price.
·         In Will County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.74 per gallon, which is $.26 cents lower compared to last month and $.25 lower compared to last year.
·         In Champaign County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.49 per gallon, a decrease of $.13 cents from May and a decrease of $.24 from last year.
·         In McLean County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.51 per gallon, which is $.16 cents lower than last month and $.24 lower than last year.
·         In Peoria County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.60 per gallon, which is down $.12 compared to last month and down $.18 from June 2011.
·         In Sangamon County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.48 per gallon, which is $.15 cents lower than last month and $.15 lower than last year.
·         In Winnebago County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.61 per gallon, a decrease of $.13 cents from May and $.24 lower than June 2011.
·         In Allen County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.56 per gallon, which is a decrease of $.21 cents from last month and $.13 lower than June 2011’s price.
·         In Lake County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.65 per gallon, a 23-cent decrease from May’s average and a $.16 decrease from a year ago.
·         In Porter County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.64 per gallon, which is $.25 cents lower than last month and $.14 lower than last year.
·         In St. Joseph County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.60 per gallon, which is $.19 cents lower compared to last month and $.12 lower compared to last year.
 
Fuel prices are posted on-line at www.fuelgaugereport.com, which updates prices daily for unleaded, diesel and E85 blends of fuel.
  
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AAA Chicago is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG), the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 8.5 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories, including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois, Minnesota and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 53 million members in the United States and Canada. Its mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.
 

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