Chicago Once Again Has Nation’s Highest Gas Prices

CHICAGO (CBS) — With prices creeping up, Chicago once again has the distinction of having the most expensive gas in the country.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, the latest Lundberg Survey finds over the past two weeks, the price at the pump has inched up 6 cents a gallon.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports

“Regular grade now averages $3.67. It’s up 6 cents in the past two weeks, due mostly to slightly higher crude oil prices,” said Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey.

She says the highest price is in Chicago, at an average of $4.02 a gallon. The lowest is in Tucson, Ariz., at $3.32.

But oil analyst Peter Beutel expects prices to start coming down again soon.

“We probably will see gasoline prices drop 15 cents or so a gallon by Halloween, based on the switch from summer grade to winter grade,” Beutel said.

Unfortunately, increasing weakness in the U.S. and global economy will also play a role in the drop in prices, he said. says at the extremes Monday, the lowest gas prices were found at the Costco at 8400 W. North Ave. in Melrose Park, and the Sam’s Club at 141 W. North Ave. in Northlake, both of which had a price of $3.72 a gallon. The highest price was at the BP station at 755 W. Lawrence Ave. near Lake Shore Drive, where gas was going for $4.49 per gallon.

  • Era Gone Ballroom

    In fairness, at that Lawrence station, you’re also paying for the ambiance and crossfire that IS Uptown.

  • Smoking

    That girl is smoking hot. What I would give to pump her gas.

  • fed up

    what’s new don’t we always pay so much more

  • sundevilpeg

    I was in San Francisco last week, and was VERY surprised to see in-city gas prices well below $4.00/PG. Given the California anti-pollution laws and other city taxes, gas in SF has traditionally been more expensive than any other city I’ve traveled to, but this sure isn’t the case anymore. How can these ridiculous prices in Chicago possibly be justified, especially considering that much of our gas is cut with Ethanol?

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