CHICAGO (CBS) — Gas prices for the Fourth of July are the highest in four years, according to AAA.
AAA says the national average for one gallon of regular gas is $2.86.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cool Lake Breeze Wednesday Afternoon
In Chicago, the average price for one gallon of regular gas is $3.09.READ MORE: Woman Shot, Window Hit By Gunfire At University Village Health Care Clinic
Experts blame high crude oil prices for the increase, however, prices are still 11 cents cheaper than gas prices over Memorial Day weekend.MORE NEWS: Some Contract Workers Say Their PUA Benefits Are Being Cut Off With No Notice
The Feds are cracking down on credit card skimmers at gas pumps this Fourth of July. Secret Service agents are inspecting pumps nationwide, looking for devices which allow thieves to steal customers’ banking information.