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AAA: Gas Prices Declining Across Illinois and Indiana

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August 10, 2015

 IL/IN drivers enjoy largest month-over-month savings across the U.S.

AURORA, Ill., Aug 10, 2015 Drivers in Illinois and northern Indiana are paying less at the pump this month now that production issues have stabilized. Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average $2.60 and $2.41 respectively for a gallon of regular unleaded. These prices are $.32 and $.37 less than a month ago and represent the 3rd and 4th largest month-over-month drop in gas prices across the country. 

In July in Illinois, gas prices averaged $2.84, which was down $.12 from June, and $.83 less than a year ago. In northern Indiana, gas prices averaged $2.75 in July, which was down $.17 from June and down $.84 from July 2014.

“As drivers look to take one last road trip before summer ends, these gas savings will make their trips even more affordable,” said Beth Mosher, director of public affairs for AAA Chicago. “These price drops are hopefully just a precursor of much bigger savings at the pump; we could see many parts of the country take another run toward $2 per gallon by the end of the year.”

Other July monthly averages across the region: 

In Cook County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.13, which is down $.16 from last month and $.78 lower than last year’s price-per-gallon. 

In DuPage County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.93 per gallon, which is a $.16 decrease from June and down $.76 from last year. 

In Kane County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.91 per gallon, which is down $.17 compared to last month and $.71 lower than July 2014’s price. 

In Lake County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.92 per gallon, which is $.18 lower than last month and down by $.73 compared to this time last year.

In McHenry County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.92 per gallon, which is $.18 lower than last month’s average and $.80 lower than last year.

In Will County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.88 per gallon, which is $.16 lower compared to last month and $.76 lower compared to last year. 

In Champaign County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.53 per gallon, a decrease of $.14 from June and $1.01 lower than last year.

In McLean County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.61 per gallon, which is $.10 lower than last month and $.84 lower than last year.

In Peoria County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.58 per gallon, which is down $.10 compared to last month and down $.88 from July 2014. 

In Sangamon County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.58 per gallon, which is $.14 lower than last month and $.87 lower than last year.

In Winnebago County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.70 per gallon, a decrease of $.08 from June and $.81 lower than July 2014.

In Allen County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.51 per gallon, which is $.25 lower than last month and $.90 lower than July 2014’s price.

In Lake County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.74 per gallon, which is down $.17 from June’s average and is a $.85 decrease from a year ago.

In Porter County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.77 per gallon, which is $.17 lower than last month and $.84 lower than last year.

In St. Joseph County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.59 per gallon, which is $.16 lower compared to last month and $.91 lower than 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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