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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

A Citgo refinery fire in Lemont. (Credit: CBS)

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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Refinery Issues, Summer Blend Send Gas Prices Soaring

With a gallon of regular unleaded now going for an average of $4.70 per gallon, Chicago’s gas prices are even higher than Hawaii’s.

06/06/2013

Gas Prices Surging At Record Pace

Expert: Refinery Issues Causing Higher Gas Prices For Chicago Area

While the temperature may have you confused about what season it is, gas prices will tell you it’s almost summer time, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

06/03/2013

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Memorial Day Weekend Gas Prices Up From Last Year

In the Chicago area, the AAA says gasoline prices average $4.20 a gallon.

05/24/2013

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AAA: Flooding Has Gas Prices Going Back Up, But Temporarily

Chicago area gasoline prices have been on a roller coaster the past few weeks. Right now, they’re on the upswing, but analysts don’t expect the increase to last long.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2013

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Storms Also Pushing Gas Prices Up

Higher pump prices are partly because of havoc caused by weather-related power outages. Three refineries went down, and two pipelines temporarily were halted.

04/19/2013

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Chicago Area Gas Prices Begin To Drop

For the first time this year, Chicago area drivers are seeing some relief at the pump, as gas prices have started going down.

WBBM Newsradio–03/11/2013

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Chicago Area Gas Prices Up Nearly 60 Cents A Gallon This Year

Gas prices continue to climb in the Chicago area with the highest prices ever for the start of the month of March, AAA reports.

03/05/2013

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