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Gas prices are dropping across the Chicago area, but remain highest in nation. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Once again, you’re paying more to fill your tank.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, after coming down for a while this summer, gas prices are now heading higher again.

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Prices are still far from the peak last spring, but according to ChicagoGasPrices.com, the average cost of a gallon of unleaded in Chicago now is around $4.05.

The statewide average is around $3.88, compared with a national average of $3.66 reported by AAA.

The recent hikes are blamed on crude oil prices, and storms that have hampered coastal refineries.

With the impact of the latest severe weather from Tropical Storm Lee, prices could still go up before they’re expected to begin falling later this month.

On Monday, the lowest price found in the Chicago area was at the Sam’s Club at 141 W. North Ave. in Northlake, where a gallon was going for $3.72, ChicagoGasPrices.com reported.

The highest was at the Mobil station at Arlington Heights Road and Devon Avenue in Itasca, and the BP station at 755 W. Lawrence Ave. near Lake Shore Drive, where the price was $4.49.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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