AAA: Gas Prices Declining Across Illinois and Indiana

AURORA, Ill., Nov. 9, 2015 Drivers in Illinois and northern Indiana continue to pay less at the pump this month; Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average $2.35 and $2.27 respectively for a gallon of regular unleaded. These prices are both about $.15 less than a month ago. AAA estimates that drivers are spending about $275 million less per day on gasoline compared to a year ago. 

In October in Illinois, gas prices averaged $2.47, which was down $.06 from September, and     $.79 less than a year ago. In northern Indiana, gas prices averaged $2.41 in October, which was down $.05 from September and down $.71 from October 2014. For both Illinois and Indiana, this was the cheapest monthly average since February 2015. 

“While the cost of crude oil has risen which may push prices higher heading into November, we don’t believe that trend will last long,” said Beth Mosher, director of public affairs for AAA Chicago. “With any luck, we could see drivers paying the cheapest gas prices for the upcoming holidays in the last seven years.”

Other October monthly averages across the region: 

In Cook County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.75, which is down $.13 from last month and $.77 lower than last year’s price-per-gallon. 

In DuPage County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.54 per gallon, which is a $.13 decrease from September and down $.76 from last year. 

In Kane County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.51 per gallon, which is down $.12 compared to last month and $.74 lower than July 2014’s price. 

In Lake County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.54 per gallon, which is $.10 lower than last month and down by $.75 compared to this time last year.

In McHenry County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.52 per gallon, which is $.11 lower than last month’s average and $.76 lower than last year.

In Will County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.49 per gallon, which is $.06 lower compared to last month and $.75 lower compared to last year. 

In Champaign County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.32 per gallon, an increase of $.04 from September and $.85 lower than last year.

In McLean County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.29 per gallon, which is $.06 lower than last month and $.82 lower than last year.

In Peoria County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.28 per gallon, which is down $.03 compared to last month and down $.83 from October 2014. 

In Sangamon County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.27 per gallon, which is $.01 lower than last month and $.77 lower than last year.

In Winnebago County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.38 per gallon, a decrease of $.05 from September and $.79 lower than October 2014.

In Allen County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.31 per gallon, which is $.07 lower than last month and $.80 lower than October 2014’s price.

In Lake County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.41 per gallon, which is down $.06 from September’s average and is a $.72 decrease from a year ago.

In Porter County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.43 per gallon, which is $.02 lower than last month and $.67 lower than last year.

In St. Joseph County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.33 per gallon, which is $.07 lower compared to last month and $.77 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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