Chicago Gas Priced Highest in Nation

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    Chicago has the highest gas prices at $4.04.

    The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped a penny over the past three weeks.

    The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular is $3.59. Midgrade costs an average of $3.77 a gallon, and premium is $3.91.

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    Refinery issues, storms and a switch to the summer blend all contributing factors in price jump. Natalie Martinez reports. (Published Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013)

    Diesel remained unchanged at $3.90 gallon.

    Of the cities surveyed in the Lower 48 states, Chicago has the highest average at $4.10. Charleston, S.C., recorded the nation's lowest average price for gas at $3.27.

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    AAA says gas prices in the Chicago area up $.30 or more since last week's rain and flooding. (Published Thursday, Apr 25, 2013)

    Chicago's gas was tagged at a high of $4.23 per gallon for regular gas in June, according to AAA Chicago Motor Club, marking a 19 cent-spike in the city's average. 

    AAA Chicago Motor Club attributed the spike to refinery issues in the Midwest region and predicted the price to balance out at a constant rate in the month of June.

    Despite the lower numbers in the city, however, Chicago prices remain the highest in the nation.