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Gas Prices Plunge As BP Refinery Goes Back Online

Repairs at BP’s Whiting, Ind., refinery sent gas prices plunging last week across Chicago and nationwide, the biggest single-week drop this year.

08/31/2015

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Broken BP Refinery Unit Reopens, Falling Gas Prices Should Drop Even More

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, said Chicago area drivers can expect to see prices fall by up to 50 cents in the next couple weeks, after BP confirmed it has reopened the crude distillation unit that went offline on Aug. 8.

08/25/2015

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Gas Prices Dropping Across Chicago

If you have a late summer road trip planned, there’s good news—the average gas price in the Chicago area has dropped 15 cents since Thursday, and prices are expected to keep going down.

08/24/2015

Gas Prices Surging At Record Pace

Soaring Gas Prices Raise Questions About Price Gouging

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, called the recent spike in prices at the pump one of the worst he’s ever seen.

08/19/2015

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Outage At BP Refinery Sends Local Gas Prices Soaring

Though gas prices have been plummeting nationally, drivers in the Chicago area suddenly have seen a major bump at the pump.

08/12/2015

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Gas Prices Continue To Drop, Could Keep Falling

Gas prices normally spike during the summer driving season, but this year they have been plummeting.

08/10/2015

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After The Bell: Drop In Oil Prices Bodes Well For Chicago Area Drivers

Gas prices in the Chicago area are heading lower and this trend may continue.

07/06/2015

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After The Bell: Gas Prices Rising Again, For Now

By Andy Giersher (CBS) — Gas prices in the Chicago area are on the rise, up 7 percent in the past week, as local refineries deal with production issues. “Several Illinois refineries have experienced kinks […]

05/28/2015

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Memorial Day Weekend, Expect Low Fuel Prices And More Vehicles On The Road

Regular unleaded is $3.04 a gallon in Chicagoland. The national average is $2.73, according to AAA Motor Club.

05/21/2015

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Chicago Area Gas Prices Inch Past $3 Per Gallon

For the first time this year, the average price of gas in the Chicago area has climbed to more than $3 per gallon.

05/20/2015

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Expert: Gas Prices Could Soon Rise Over $3 A Gallon In Chicago Area

The rising cost of crude oil is causing gas prices to go up nationwide, and Chicago could soon see it hit over $3 a gallon.

05/05/2015

Gas Prices Surging At Record Pace

Gas Prices Surging, But Increase Not Expected To Last

If you’ve filled your tank in the past couple days, you’ve probably noticed a sudden spike in gas prices.

03/18/2015

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Gas Prices Creeping Back Up

If you’ve filled up your tank in the past few days, you’ve probably noticed prices at the pump have started rising again.

02/04/2015

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Lower Gas Prices Mean Extra Cash For Municipalities

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports months ago governments they didn’t anticipate today’s plunging oil prices, so now they have extra money. But one analyst warns: don’t be so quick to spend it on other things.

01/20/2015

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Suburban Gas Stations See Price Hike

That gas station on the corner that’s been selling gas under $2 is suddenly up by 10-15 cents today.

01/06/2015

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Motorists Celebrate As Some Stations Sell Gas For Under $2 A Gallon

You’ve probably noticed by now that gas has fallen to its lowest price in almost a decade. Drivers are now asking themselves how long will it last?

12/27/2014

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Merry Christmas: Gas Prices At Five-Year Low

Phil Flynn, senior energy analyst at The PRICE Futures Group said it’s the result of a price war being waged between OPEC – especially Saudi Arabia – against American energy producers.

12/22/2014

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Expert: Chicago Seeing Lowest Gas Prices Since 2010

If you’re feeling a little giddy when it’s time to refuel, you’re not alone, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

12/15/2014

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Lower Gas Prices Could Hurt Some U.S. Companies

Falling gas prices are great news for motorists and maybe not so good for U.S. companies down the road.

12/02/2014

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Gas Prices Likely To Keep Dropping Through The End Of 2014

Motorists will continue to enjoy the lower prices at the gas pump.

12/01/2014

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