Chicago Owns Nation's Highest Gas Prices: Survey

Chicagoans pay an average of $4.02 for a gallon of regular gasoline

By Michael Kaplan
|  Monday, Sep 12, 2011  |  Updated 11:33 AM CDT
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Chicago Owns Nation's Highest Gas Prices: Survey

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City drivers pay the highest gas prices in the nation. 

That's according to the nationwide Lundberg Survey, which reported that Chicagoans pay an average of $4.02 for a gallon of regular gasoline.

The national average price rose to $3.67 a gallon on Sept. 9, up 5.76 cents from two weeks ago, according to the survey of about 2,500 gasoline stations in the United States.

In Chicago gas prices fell slightly, a week after soaring above $4. According to AAA, the price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.97 on Monday, down from $4.02 the week before.

The price, however, remains more than a dollar higher than the $2.95 average price per gallon the auto club reported at this time last year.
 

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