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How much have gas prices fallen in the Midwest? Here’s what you need to know

Regional gas prices fell for the second week in a row, reaching an average of $3.26 per gallon of regular fuel on Monday, down from last week’s price of $3.35 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The average price of fuel in the Midwest has fallen about 17 cents since last month. Gas prices in the region last year were as low as $2.77 on January 8, 2024, and as low as $3.77 on August 14, 2023, according to the EIA.

A year ago, the average gas price in the Midwest was 7% higher, at $3.51 per gallon.

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The average gas price in the United States last week was $3.43, making prices in the Midwest about 4.9% lower than the national average. The average national gas price is down from last week’s average of $3.52 per gallon.

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s list of prices in the Midwestern states includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites nationwide, generated with data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Please leave any feedback or corrections for this story here. This story was written by Ozge Terzioglu.

This article originally appeared on the Springfield News-Leader: Gas prices in the Midwest region are down from last week

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