Gas prices steady for Quad City drivers, rising nationally

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Gas prices got a little higher around the country heading into Labor Day weekend, but QC prices are staying steady.

On Sunday, September 1, 2013 drivers in the Illinois Quad Cities were paying $3.70, while people in the Iowa Quad Cities were paying about $3.52.

The average price for a regular gallon of gas in Illinois was $3.76, up about 10 cents from a week prior. Iowans were paying an average of $3.65, up about 13 cents from the week before.

The national average for a regular gallon of gas is $3.59, down more than 20 cents from the average in early September of 2012, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.