There's good news at the pump as we head toward the fall and winter season: AAA reports that fuel prices continue to decline.

Of course, it's still odd that we're celebrating when prices are still more than $3.00 for a gallon of gas but that's a story for a different time.

AAA says Illinois drivers are currently paying on average $3.46 for a gallon of regular unleaded. In September in Illinois, gas prices averaged $3.55, which was down 1 cent from August 2014 and down 10 cents from September 2013.


Beth Mosher, AAA Chicago spokesperson explains the reasons behind the drop:

“Increased crude oil supplies and decreased demand coupled with the switch to a less expensive winter blend of gasoline has helped push prices down. Drivers across Illinois and Indiana will have a bit more money to save as gas prices continue to drop this fall.”

Locally in Winnebago County, self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.46 per gallon, an increase of a penny from August but 11 cents lower than September 2013. Meanwhile, in McHenry County self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averages $3.60 per gallon.

You can find fuel prices posted on-line at Fuel Gauge Report, which updates prices daily for unleaded, diesel and E85 blends of fuel.

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