NORTH AURORA, Ill. (WBBM) — Chicago-area gas prices are continuing to fall – down more than a dime in the last week alone.
As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Dave Berner reports, the AAA Chicago Motor Club suggests we’ll see a downward trend as we head into the summer season.
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At Woodman’s Market, at 151 Hansen Blvd. in North Aurora, the lines at the gas pumps can get pretty congested.
“Packed. Jam packed,” said one customer, Samantha.
She says the reason she was there was pretty obvious.
“They’re the cheapest prices right now,” she said.
Woodman’s had the lowest prices in the region, as of Thursday afternoon at $3.89 per gallon for regular unleaded.
AAA says the average is down to $4.17 per gallon, making Woodman’s some 40 cents below the average price.
At several Chicago gas stations near expressway entrances, the prices remained sky high Thursday. The price was $4.79 per gallon at five gas stations in the city and one in Park Ridge, according to ChicagoGasPrices.com.
Problems with distribution, refinery issues and unrest in the Middle East have all contributed to Chicago’s gas prices becoming the highest in the nation. But now, experts predict prices will continue to drop.