Gas prices slipping ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

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Gasoline prices have slipped below $2 a gallon in some parts of the Chicago metro area. | Sun-Times file photo

Gasoline prices have slipped below $2 a gallon in some parts of the Chicago metro area.

Prices are down across the area and in most parts of the country. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg reported Sunday that the average price nationwide was $2.14 a gallon, down 11 cents over the past two weeks.

Lundberg said gasoline prices are following crude oil prices lower.

The Chicago metro area’s gas price averaged $2.13 a gallon Sunday, according the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. The price was down a penny from Saturday and 17 cents from a week ago. In the city, gasoline cost an average of $2.41 a gallon, down a penny from Saturday and 16 cents from a week ago.

Gasbuddy.com reported average prices of less than $2 a gallon Sunday in four area counties: $1.98 in Will, $1.97 in McHenry, $1.94 in Kendall and $1.91 in Grundy. The average price in DuPage County was $2 a gallon Sunday and in Cook County was $2.14.

Lundberg reported in the continental U.S., the highest average price of regular gasoline was $2.76 per gallon in Los Angeles. The lowest was $1.79 in Indianapolis.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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