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Gas Selling At Under $3 A Gallon At Some Chicago Area Stations

Drivers are doing double takes when they go to fill up.

10/21/2014

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Chicago Area Motorists Pleased By Falling Gas Prices

Gas prices have been coming down recently and motorists are liking what they see.

10/20/2014

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Gas Prices Dropping; Could Dip Below $3 Per Gallon In Some Areas

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded in Illinois was $3.46 on Friday, down about 10 cents compared to last month, according to the AAA. In the Chicago area, the average price is $3.61, and prices are even lower across the region.

10/03/2014

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Expert: Gas Prices Expected To Fall As Summer Ends

You might be sad to see the warm days of summer drawing to a close, but, WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports the change of seasons brings good news for consumers.

09/15/2014

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Holiday Road Trips — And Summer Gas Prices — Highest In Years

Nationally, gas prices were at a six-year high for this time of year, hitting a U.S. average Tuesday of $3.67 a gallon for unleaded regular. That’s up 18 cents from a year ago. Average regular gasoline prices were even higher Tuesday in Illinois, at $3.83; in the Chicago area, at $3.98; and in Chicago, at $4.23.

07/02/2014

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Fourth Of July Travel: What To Expect And How To Prepare

With 41 million Americans expected to travel this year, highways and airports will be packed with travelers looking to take advantage of the 3-day weekend.

06/30/2014

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Chicago’s Average Gas Price The Highest In The Nation

The insurgent violence in Iraq and threats to oil facilities there have pushed the price of crude oil to more than $107 per barrel. That has translated to higher gasoline prices, nowhere higher than Chicago.

06/23/2014

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Oil Prices Spike As Iraq Tensions Grow

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, said even he was surprised at how much gas prices jumped on Thursday, just in the time between when he went to work and when he got home.

06/13/2014

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Chicago’s Average Gas Price Climbs Above $4 Per Gallon

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com said lingering effects of the harsh winter were to blame for the recent spike in gas prices.

04/07/2014

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Ukraine, Seasonal Factors Driving Up Gasoline Prices

Pain at the pump? CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley tells us what’s behind the latest spike.

03/06/2014

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Chicago Gasoline Prices Spike To Highest Levels In Six Months

Gasoline prices in Chicago are at their highest levels in six months.

03/03/2014

Gasoline is well over $4 a gallon in Chicago. (CBS)

Gas Prices Inch Up In Chicago, But Still Lower Than Year Ago

Average retail gasoline prices in Chicago have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46 on Sunday.

11/25/2013

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Gas Prices On Roller Coaster Ride — This Time, Back Up

A day after CBS 2’s Ed Curran reported on plummeting gasoline prices, they’ve spiked in a matter of hours. On a day with no new war, no natural disaster, what’s going on?

11/14/2013

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Lemont Refinery Up And Running Again, Gas Prices Going Back Down

There were some initial fears the Citgo refinery in Lemont could be shut down completely for six months or more, after a large fire last Wednesday night.

10/31/2013

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None Hurt In Fire At Citgo Oil Refinery In Lemont

A fire overnight at an oil refinery in southwest suburban Lemont could affect prices at the pump in Chicago.

10/23/2013

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New Lenox Mayor Urges Boycott Of Local Gas Stations

The mayor of southwest suburban New Lenox has had enough with high gas prices in his town, and he wants to do something about it.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2013

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Labor Day Weekend Gas Prices Spike From Start Of Week, But Down From Last Year

About 2 million people are expected to hit the road for the Labor Day weekend, and in the Chicago area, they’ll be getting a big break on gas prices compared to last year, even though prices made their predictable holiday spike this week.

08/30/2013

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Labor Day Travel Could Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Experts say the upcoming holiday could be the busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the start of the recession in 2008.

WBBM Newsradio–08/20/2013

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Gas Prices Drop Significantly Over Past Month

If you’re planning to drive somewhere for the Fourth of July holiday, the trip will cost you less.

07/02/2013

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Chicago Gas Prices Still Soaring

Gas prices nationwide have been holding steady over the last week, at around $3.64 a gallon, but in the Chicago area, prices just keep going up.

06/10/2013

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