Gas prices expected to rise through May in Chicago

Across the country, drivers are paying the lowest springtime gas prices in 3 years.

That’s not the case here in Chicagoland.

According to AAA, our city has the highest city average in the country, at $4.32 a gallon.

And prices are only expected to go up in May.

Statewide, the average is a little lower, at $3.91 per gallon.

Experts say, we’re paying more due to maintenance issues at the refineries that supply gas to our area.

5 comments

  • Brian Millersmith

    That shouldn’t be our problem. The G.D. republicans, share holders, etc. are the ones who just want to screw us…

  • Michael

    Always some new, lame excuse. National average is roughly $3.50 and I'm paying $4.15 because of "maintenance issues." What does that mean? Did they have to buy new mops for the maintenance department at that refinery? Just a vague, BS reason to stick it to us. Thought for sure the excuse was going to be due to the recent flooding in many Chicagoland areas that the refineries were blocked from delivering gas since gas companies love capitalizing on weather , national disasters, and people's personal misfortune. Sure the next excuse will be that Gov. Quinn ran out of toilet paper at his house so gas prices are going up.

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