Gas Prices Rise; Bucktown's Surpass U.S. Average
CNN Money reported Monday the average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. is $3.73. Gas prices are about 60 cents higher at many stations in Bucktown and Wicker Park.
Most drivers have noticed this month's rising price of gasoline.
CNN Money reported Monday that the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in America has increased to $3.73—more than 13 percent during the past 32 days. And the cost of filling a 15-gallon gas tank in the Bucktown and Wicker Park areas is $7.16 more than it was one year ago, according to AAA Fuel Finder.
As of Thursday morning, gas prices in the community were looming around $4.29, though some were as high as $4.49. At $3.99 per gallon, the least expensive gas in the area was being sold at Roscoe Village's Speedway, 3354 N. Damen Ave.
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 a number of refinery issues last week that affected gas prices, including an overhaul of BP's Whiting refinery and a fire at a site in Ohio.