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Gas Prices Continue to Rise; Elmhurst 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 36 cents higher at many stations in Elmhurst.

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 Elmhurst ranged from $3.94 at the Shell Station at North Avenue and Route 83, to $4.09 at the Shell at Butterfield and Spring roads, 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.

Mike Worrell February 19, 2013 at 08:35 PM
We have to pay higher gas taxes than much of the country, but that's the price you pay for our excellent roads, a balanced budget, and fully funded future commitments.
Jim Court February 19, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Mike You are a long term strategic thinker. I respect that.
Shareabit February 19, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Remember the voting records about Alderman Yorks' strong penchant for increasing taxes year after year, especially during the major recession. The easiest thing for Alderman York to do is raise taxes. Always. Alderman York voted to raise the gas tax here in Elmhurst on September 7, 2010, a one and one-half cents ($0.015) per gallon gas tax. Whereever there is a tax, Alderman York will vote for it and against the taxpayer.
Robin Sparacino February 20, 2013 at 01:10 PM
I remember when oil was $143.00 a barrel in 2008 gas was $4.00 plus a gallon. Now it is only $97.00 a barrel and it is $4.00 plus a gallon. The math doesn't work here. People forget to look back , analysis and question and make politicians aware and demand something different instead of being sheep. It's not inflation at all since the economy has been stagnate over the years and the economy isn't currently growing by leaps and bounds. It's just another way for the refineries to make money and catch up what they lost in the past. it must be stopped. Reporter need to make everyone aware and use the media to get the publics attention
Wadjusay February 20, 2013 at 01:14 PM
Excellent roads !?? Where have you been driving ? Our roads are terrible and we pay a toll every 10 miles. This state is broke so we tax everything and everyone...we have one Governor in a halfway house and one in the Pen.....it's mis-management for years and years...hey Jim....i hear your g-frd in the back ... "Baaaa Baaaa"
MJ Rogers February 20, 2013 at 01:35 PM
Our policymakers are still missing out on potential benefits for energy security, economic growth and the environment by not getting behind the idea to get North America energy independent. And I agree, on a local level our streets and roads are not what they should be. In my Ward the streets have really gone down hill the last four years. Time for a change at City Hall.
B Rush February 20, 2013 at 08:38 PM
same with healy in 5 ward always raised taxes On my car gas too. Every tax healy votes it in. Get rid of healy
Adam February 20, 2013 at 08:48 PM
last time I was driving from Wisconsin back to Illinois, forgot which road exactly, I noticed the highway changed from a beautiful, freshly paved deep dark road to a rocky, worn down, crack filled road. Soon afterwards I knew why.. WELCOME TO ILLINOIS
Debbie Freitag February 21, 2013 at 03:05 AM
The Shell on Spring and Butterfield is always .10 a gallon more than surrounding gas stations and yet it is always filled with cars. As long as people are willing to pay the higher prices the higher the prices will go. The economy seems to continue to support higher gas prices.

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