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Gas Prices Continue to Rise; La Grange/Western Springs Prices Well Above National Average

CNN Money reported Monday the average price for a gallon of gasoline in America is $3.73. Gas prices are 26 to 66 cents higher in the La Grange/Western Springs area.

Most motorists have noticed the price of gasoline has risen dramatically over the past month.

CNN Money reported Monday that the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in America has increased more than 13 percent over the past 32 days, to $3.73.

As of Tuesday morning, gas prices in the La Grange/Western Springs area ranged from $3.99 at the SuperSonic in Countryside at La Grange Road and 53rd Street, to $4.39 at Mobil in Western Springs at 5500 Wolf Road and 55th Street, according to GasBuddy.com.

CNN Money is crediting the price increase to a combination of factors, including rising crude oil prices, production cuts and refinery closings

The Chicago Tribune reported last week a number of refinery issues in the area have affected gas prices, including an overhaul of BP's Whiting refinery and a fire at a refinery in Ohio.

AAA predicts local refinery issues will continue to push gas prices up in the months to come, according to the Tribune article.

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bserius February 20, 2013 at 03:13 PM
I drove to Carbondale and back this past weekend,,, I stopped at 4 BP stations,,,, 3 of them $3.69 per gallon , 1 $3.59 per gallon, Needless to say I did not stop at any of the ones in Lagrange or Countryside where the price was $4.19 and had risen 20 cents in two days
bserius February 20, 2013 at 03:14 PM
and again,, when gas had "skyrocketed" to $3.5 under Pres Bush, Senator Obama excoriated him and blamed the government ,,, on Pres Obamas first day in office, Gas was $1.85
Joseph R. Martan February 20, 2013 at 04:23 PM
Call it what it really is...a combination of price gouging by the oil companies and speculation by the commodities traders. The latter are particularly objectionable since they add absolutely nothing to the product but walk away with their pocketbooks fattened at our expense.
Darren McRoy February 20, 2013 at 09:26 PM
It's pretty bad around here, but every time I'm in the city, I'm glad I'm not buying gas there.

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