According to AAA, the gasoline prices at the commercial pumps throughout Chicago and its surrounding areas have made history in the first days of March 2013 by being record-high prices for this time of year.
The average price of a gallon of regular gas in Chicago was $3.93 last month which put the price 30 cents higher than it was in February of 2012 at $3.63 a gallon.
A spokesperson for AAA Chicago, Beth Mosher said that gas prices increased quite dramatically last month, in February, primarily due to declining refinery productions. Discouragingly, she says that there is still maintenance to be done before the Midwest part of the United States changes over to a summer blend of gas. Therefore motorists are probably going to see prices continue to rise.
Quite overwhelmingly, the average price of gas in all of Illinois has increased 59 cents per gallon since Jan. 1 of this year. Neighboring Indiana almost matches Illinois’ incredible price increase by having increased 54 cents per gallon in the same time frame.
Disturbingly reported by AAA, on Tuesday, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Chicago proper is $4.215.