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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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Experts: Gas Prices May Have Hit Their Peak

After weeks of dour outlooks and record highs, gas prices in greater Chicago have receded – potentially for the rest of the travel season.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012

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Chicago Gas Prices Hit Highest Level In History

The average price of gas continues to jump ever closer to $5 per gallon, with prices up 18 cents per gallon in the last week.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

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Record-Breaking Chicago Gas Prices Remain Nation’s Highest

Gas prices have climbed 11 cents over just the past two weeks, and Chicago remains the highest on the list.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

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Tensions In Iran Jacking Up Oil, Gas Prices Everywhere

Oil prices are spiking after Iran cut off exports to Britain and France and threatened to expand the embargo to other European countries, and that means gas prices are skyrocketing too.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

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Gas Prices Jump 14 Cents Overnight; Analyst Can’t Explain Why

If you’ve filled your gas tank Thursday, you probably noticed a sudden spike in prices.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

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Expert: High Oil Prices May Not Mean Higher Gas Prices

Oil has been trading above $100 a barrel for the first time since July, but a local expert doesn’t think that will translate into significantly higher prices at the pump.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

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Gas Prices Finally Starting To Fall

Gas prices are finally coming down – and quickly. Prices at pumps in Chicago are nearly 10 cents a gallon cheaper than just one week ago.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2011

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Chicagoans Labor Under Higher Gas Prices As Holiday Weekend Nears

Gas prices in Chicago are higher than they were a week ago. That stings. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.


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Expert: Strategic Oil Reserve Release Should Cut Gas Prices

Just as prices already were falling, governments around the world are making a move to bring down the cost of oil even faster.

WBBM Newsradio–06/23/2011

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Pump Pain Returns To Chicago

Just when we were all starting to feel a little relief, they’re back. High gas prices are making a return, at least in Chicago. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.


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Expert: Change Gasoline Blend Requirements, Lower Prices

Chicago, once again, has the highest gas prices in the nation, and one expert says there’s a simple solution that would lower prices.

WBBM Newsradio–06/01/2011

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Drivers Say Declining Gas Prices Still Too High

Gasoline prices are definitely dropping, but that’s small consolation to motorists who say there is still too much pain at the pump.


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Good News On Gas Prices: $3.50 After Memorial Day?

A stronger dollar, a weaker euro and a decision by Europe’s Central Bank not to continue raising interest rates will have a very real impact on you at the gas pump.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

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Japan Nuclear Crisis May Drive Up Gas Prices

The crisis in Japan and the ongoing unrest in the Middle East are weighing on the oil market and threatening to further drive up gasoline prices.

WBBM Newsradio–03/17/2011