Wednesday, May 22, 2013
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the past three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't been able to…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Motorists across Illinois have been paying more at the pumps this week, more than the majority of states, according to AAA. Here are the lowest prices in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff.
The majority of states may be experiencing a drop in gas prices, but not Illinois and other parts of the Midwest, according to AAA. Record rainfall that led to flooding and reduced production related to refineries shifting over to "summer-blend" gasoline are part of the reason, reports AAA. There was also an explosion at a Detroit refinery on April 27, though that incident was not expected to contribute to higher prices for motorists. The current average price for regular unleaded in Illinois is $3.95. Last month, the average was $3.84. A year ago the average was $4.02. The highest recorded average was $4.31 on May 5, 2011, according to AAA. Lake Forest/Lake Bluff gas As of Friday morning, the following gas stations had the lowest prices …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Moderating crude oil prices are the reason for the dip in prices, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Gas prices are finally going down for Lake Forest drivers. The average price of gasoline in the Chicago suburbs has dropped by 9 cents in the past week to $3.91 per gallon, the Chicago Tribune reports. The newspaper says moderating crude oil prices are the reason for the drop in price. As of Monday afternoon, the following gas stations have the lowest prices in Lake Forest, according to GasBuddy.com:
Monday, February 18, 2013
CNN Money reports the average price for a gallon of gasoline in America is $3.73. Lake Forest and Lake Bluff gasoline prices are even higher.
Most motorists have noticed that the price of gasoline has done nothing but rise over the past month. CNN Money reports the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in America has increased more than 13 percent over the past 32 days to $3.73. On Monday afternoon, gas prices in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff ranged from $3.89 at the 7-Eleven at 13845 W Oasis Service Rd. in Lake Forest and at the North Chicago Citgo at 3092 N. Skokie Highway in Lake Bluff to $4 at the BP of Lake Forest at 530 N. Western Ave. CNN Money is crediting the price increase to a combination of factors including rising crude oil prices, production cuts and refinery closings.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
AAA officials have said that Tropical Storm Isaac -- soon expected to become Hurricane Isaac -- may cause gas prices rise 25 cents.
Midwest gas prices are expected to rise 25 cents a gallon by this time next week. Officials from AAA have said that Tropical Storm Issac, which is currently ripping across the Gulf of Mexico, will shut down offshore oil rigs. The National Hurricane Center has predicted that the tropical storm will become a hurricane on Tuesday with 74 to 95 mph winds. It is expected to hit from an area southwest of New Orleans to the edge of Florida's panhandle. The least expensive unleaded gas available in Lake Forest or Lake Bluf as of today $4.17 at the Oasis on the Tri State Toll Road. There is $4.04 per gallon gasoline at Speedway on Milwaukee Avenue in Deerfield. Tropical Storm Isaac targeted a broad swath of the Gulf Coast on Monday, bearing down …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Americans are saving $200 million per day on gasoline, compared to April.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The national average price of regular gasoline has dropped 41 cents since April 2, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s This Week in Petroleum June 20 report. Gas prices continue to fall. The current average nationwide for a gallon of regular is $3.83, down 26 cents from a month ago and 18 cents from a year ago, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. Americans are now spending roughly $200 million per day less on gas than in early April, when gas peaked at $3.94 per gallon. And analysts are expecting further declines. One economist on Tuesday forecast the national average will soon fall to $3.10 per gallon, according to BloomBerg Businessweek. "The good news is retail gas prices continue to drop and are forecast to …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
What do the numbers mean to you?
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The economy added about 120,000 jobs in March. The jobless rate ticked down a percentage point to 8.2. Gas prices appear to have peaked and are coming down. These signs could be interpreted that the economy is improving. However, some of these numbers come with a “But … .” The Labor Department reported that employers added 120,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, but well below economists’ forecasts for a 203,000 gain. The unemployment rate fell, but experts said it was largely due to discouraged job hunters giving up the search for work. And, gas prices. They may have peaked, but will they rise again during the high-demand summer months? What do you think?
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Experts say gas will remain over $4 a gallon this summer, may reach $5.
Record-setting heat isn’t the only mark Chicagoland is breaking these days. The city and suburbs are on the verge of also breaking records for the highest gas prices, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report and online gas price tracking website GasBuddy.com. The city is seeing prices as high as $4.87 per gallon for regular, according to GasBuddy.com. In the suburbs, drivers can find gas for the relatively low price of $4.21 per gallon for regular in far north Zion, or as high as $4.75 per gallon in Arlington Heights. In Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, gas prices hovered around $4.39. Illinois ranks fourth highest average gas prices, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report. In downstate Illinois, you can still get gas for as low as $3.78 per…
Sunday, February 26, 2012
It may be back to the future for cars.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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