AAA: Gas Prices Fall as Summer Driving Season Comes to a Close

AURORA, Ill., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gas price averages for Illinois and Indiana are falling slightly as the summer driving season comes to an end. Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying, on average, $3.76 and $3.62 respectively for a gallon of regular unleaded.

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In August in Illinois, gas prices averaged $3.70, which was down $.14 from July and down $.33 from a year ago. In northern Indiana, gas prices averaged $3.65 in August, which was down $.11 from July and down $.35 from August 2012.  

"While gas prices appear to be falling slightly, the situation in the Middle East as well as the end of a very calm hurricane season make September prices very unpredictable," said Beth Mosher, director of public affairs for AAA Chicago.  

Other August monthly averages across the region:

  • In Cook County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.90, which is down $.08 from last month and $.31 lower than last year's price-per-gallon.
  • In DuPage County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.75 per gallon, which is a $.20 decrease from July and down $.41 from last year.
  • In Kane County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.70 per gallon, which is down $.20 compared to last month and $.43 lower than August 2012's price.
  • In Lake County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.71 per gallon, which is $.22 lower than last month and down by $.42 compared to this time last year.
  • In McHenry County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.73 per gallon, which is $.19 lower than last month's average and $.39 lower than August 2012's price.
  • In Will County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.71 per gallon, which is $.23 lower compared to last month and $.41 lower compared to last year.
  • In Champaign County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.50 per gallon, a decrease of $.08 from July and a decrease of $.31 from last year.
  • In McLean County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.59 per gallon, which is $.04 lower than last month and $.21 lower than last year.
  • In Peoria County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.61 per gallon, which is down $.01 compared to last month and down $.24 from August 2012.
  • In Sangamon County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.62 per gallon, which is $.01 lower than last month and $.20 lower than last year.
  • In Winnebago County, Ill., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.56 per gallon, a decrease of $.11 from July and $.34 lower than August 2012.
  • In Allen County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.55 per gallon, which is $.03 lower than last month and $.29 lower than August 2012's price.
  • In Lake County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.65 per gallon, which is down $.11 from July's average and a $.35 decrease from a year ago.
  • In Porter County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.65 per gallon, which is $.11 lower than last month and $.34 lower than last year.
  • In St. Joseph County, Ind., self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.60 per gallon, which is $.06 lower compared to last month and $.27 lower compared to last year.

Learn how to save money on gas with a few simple tips from AAA.

Fuel prices are posted on-line at www.fuelgaugereport.com, which updates prices daily for unleaded, diesel and E85 blends of fuel.

SOURCE AAA Chicago



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