Gas prices continue to drop across the U.S.

Corey McPherrin.

- Many motorists have been feeling satisfaction at the pump as gas prices have continued to drop across the country.

A new report by AAA says drivers in our area can expect another 15 cent decline in the coming weeks, and holiday pump prices could fall below $2!

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.

According to the report, these are some monthly averages for drivers in the Chicagoland area:

  •     Cook County, Ill.: Self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.13, down $.16 from last month and $.78 lower than last year’s price-per-gallon.
  •     DuPage County, Ill.: Self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.93 per gallon, a $.16 decrease from June and down $.76 from last year.
  •     Kane County, Ill.: Self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.91 per gallon, down $.17 compared to last month and $.71 lower than July 2014’s price.
  •     Lake County, Ill.: Self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.92 per gallon, $.18 lower than last month and down by $.73 compared to this time last year.
  •     McHenry County, Ill.: Self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.92 per gallon, $.18 lower than last month’s average and $.80 lower than last year.
  •     Will County, Ill.: Self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.88 per gallon, $.16 lower compared to last month and $.76 lower compared to last year.
  •     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.
  •     Lake County, Ind.: Self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $2.74 per gallon, down $.17 from June’s average and is a $.85 decrease from a year ago.
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