Gas Prices Rise Across Chicagoland

CHICAGO (CBS) — Average gasoline prices in Chicago increased about a nickel per gallon in the past week and is $1.17 a gallon more expensive than a year ago.

The average cost for a gallon of regular is now $4.08, well above the national average of $3.67, according to

Prices are on the rise after a month-long dip. In late May, the average cost of a gallon of gasoline stood at $4.27, before falling to below $4.

However, a year ago this month, drivers were paying less than $3 a gallon.

The most expensive fill-up, according to ChicagoGasPrices? The Mobil at 1106 W Fullerton Ave. and Seminary Ave., where a gallon is selling for $4.51.

Across the border in Northwest Indiana, gasoline is selling for around $3.80 a gallon on average.

Wildly fluctuating prices are obviously nothing new. The United Press International reported in January of 1974, wholesale gasoline prices spiked 10 percent to over 50 cents a gallon as experts warned of price gouging at the pump.

  • Citizen of Chicago

    Why is gas so much here compared everyelse. And what are the most corrupt politicans in the US doing to help? Not a D@## thing! with all the compagian money they get from the oil companies why should they cut the throat that feeds their pockets! Gas around $94.00 a barrell the cost should be $3.50 a gallon. But than again we cant cut their record profits that they are set to rake in around 50 BILLION a MONTH. It’s time for a political revoluation dump these corrupt politicans MADIGAN, CULLERTON, BURKE and the newest the BALLERNIA! Obama has to go in 2012!

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