Gas Prices Well Above $4 At Some Chicago Stations

CHICAGO (CBS) — This week’s spike in crude oil prices is catching up to Chicago area drivers, with prices at the pump suddenly soaring about 20 cents a gallon to an average of $3.74.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, at one Lincolnwood gas station overnight, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded jumped from $3.52 to $3.75. says the cost of gasoline in the Chicago area as of midmorning Thursday ranged from $3.34 at the Sam’s Club at 7430 Woodward Ave. in Woodridge, to $4.11 at the Mobil station at 1106 W. Fullerton Ave. near DePaul University.

But if you think that’s high, just imagine the sticker shock at a station in Orlando, Fla., which is charging $5.89 a gallon. One man drove in, and drove right back out again.

“I just went to pump it, and I saw the price, and I’m not going to get it here,” he said.

The price of a barrel of crude oil now hovers around $106, but experts warn that figure could rise quickly and sharply if tensions with Iran escalate.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports

  • Me

    I wasn’t paying attention to teh needle this morning and it dinged as I pulled into work. I am fearful of filling up this evening on the way home…standard Thursday price jump, uncertainty in the oil markets and a snowstorm coming in overnight all will raise the price even more.

  • Mike

    The problem is the speculators. These clowns say it is going up and the next day if not the same day the stations gouge you before they even get the more costly gas. This is getting to be a joke.

  • I buy mine outside of Chicago!

    Gasoline over $4 a gallon. What else is new? Look at the prices at any gas station in the city along the Ryan, the Stevenson, the Kennedy…………….ANY expressway in the city. They’re always higher. Period. This is just a fresh excuse to gouge the consumer a little more. I’m going to build a car engine that runs on hydrogen!

    • Me

      They already exist. No stations unless you install a hydrogen tank at your house.

      Also…can you say Hindenburg…that’s the fear associated with a hydrogen car.

  • kulin

    chicago sucks an gas prices like an evry thing else tax/police/crime/ list goes on end on.STAY OUT OF CHICAGO

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