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.
A fire overnight at an oil refinery in southwest suburban Lemont could affect prices at the pump in Chicago.
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.
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.
Experts say the upcoming holiday could be the busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the start of the recession in 2008.
If you’re planning to drive somewhere for the Fourth of July holiday, the trip will cost you less.
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.
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.
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.
In the Chicago area, the AAA says gasoline prices average $4.20 a gallon.
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.
Higher pump prices are partly because of havoc caused by weather-related power outages. Three refineries went down, and two pipelines temporarily were halted.
For the first time this year, Chicago area drivers are seeing some relief at the pump, as gas prices have started going down.
Gas prices continue to climb in the Chicago area with the highest prices ever for the start of the month of March, AAA reports.
Gas prices keep climbing.
Hold on to your wallets: we are in the middle of a gas price spike, and experts say it will only get worse.
How painful will filling up at the pump be this year? On Monday, experts were giving their first look at what’s ahead for gas prices.
Travel is expected to be up this holiday season, and one big reason is plummeting gas prices.
The price of a gallon of gas in the Chicago area dropped nearly 25 cents in November to an average of $3.52, the lowest since January, though 4 cents higher than a year ago, the AAA reports.
This year will go down as another record-setting year for high gas prices in the Chicago area.