CHICAGO (CBS) — Gas prices keep climbing.

It costs more now to fill your tank than ever before for this time of the year, WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports.

The Triple A Chicago says this is a new record: the highest gasoline price ever for the beginning of February.

Prices at many stations in the city are well above $4 a gallon.

According to, you’ll pay $4.29 at the Mobil station at Chicago and Kedzie.

Other stations in the city are hovering around 4.20 and in the suburbs, the lowest price is $3.45 at a Sam’s Club in Northlake.

The Triple A blames this unusual winter spike on rising oil prices – they getting close to $100 a barrel – as well as area refinery issues.

Overall, the Triple A predicts a tamer year for gas prices than in 2012.

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