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wt32

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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 10:15:06 PM

AAA said Tuesday that motorists nationwide are paying the lowest springtime gas prices in three years, but don’t tell that to drivers in Illinois.

Despite a recent dip, drivers here are paying the highest average price in the lower 48 states. With a statewide average on Tuesday of $3.91 a gallon, Illinois drivers are paying more than every state except Alaska at $3.97 and Hawaii and $4.34.

Costs are even higher in Chicago where the average price was $4.32 per gallon Tuesday, according to AAA. Prices averaged $4.14 in the suburbs.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 5:18:49 AM

if there's a state that needs a tax revolt and spending reforms, billinois is it
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 3:32:10 AM

Where?
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NedW
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 2:45:19 AM

Thank you for submitting this article, wt32.
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jimgraham
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 1:48:24 AM

Not dropping in the midwest.
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bston
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:22:40 AM

Yes; discouraging here in OK seeing spikes in prices. They certainly never fall by the same amounts.
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Bttlecat
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:53:43 PM

They are not easing in Oklahoma, they have gone up twenty cents in the last 10 days. That is nearly 7%
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rjojo40AL
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 2:09:25 PM

the hell you say, prices are still the same.
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:27:25 AM


Gas prices are coming down, slowly.
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Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:21:42 AM

It doesn't seem that the reasons this article is stating for such high gas prices is truly a good enough explanation. It sounds more like excuses to keep those gas prices up!
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mkohly
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:18:51 AM

Straitliner
I beg to differ. Every station I pass on my 15 mile ride to work near O'Hare shows diesel at 3.99 while E-10 is never lower than 4.17
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BigKart
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 9:23:46 AM

Good. Serves them right for jacking up the tolls for out-of-state drivers. (Those paying in cash pay 2x as much as those paying with a prepaid "pass" system. That's mostly out-of-state drivers who don't need a prepaid pass card.)
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livedream
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 8:17:09 AM

NOT happening in Michigan, either.
Our gas prices today are around $3.89 a gallon.
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WalkingWV
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 8:14:43 AM

Up 20 cents earlier this week! $3.79
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humblepie
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 7:06:34 AM

wish they would ease here soon
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Eagle3236
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Need to build the Keystone Pipeline and get away from using ethanol.
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gs7101
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 6:54:24 AM

Yes, love the cheaper gas prices!
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Rockyguitar
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 6:53:40 AM

When we travel from Florida to Iowa and back, we fill up in Padukah which get us to Davenport (and vice versa). Therefore, we don't buy fuel in Illinois. Been doing this for >25 years.
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Radar1992
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 6:41:04 AM

Could the cause be the stupid regulations in the People's Republic of Illinois?

I am so tired of hearing the Perfect Storm stuff....if they would have more refining capacity then this would not be an issue.

I though the Ethanol revolution would solve this???? sarcasm....
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 6:41:02 AM

We jumped from $3.52 to $3.79
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 6:37:29 AM

Sorry Illinois
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 6:19:12 AM

Speculators!!!!
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 6:12:36 AM

The Crud price is going down for many months, the pump price should be lower than $ 3.00
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leeac
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 6:11:16 AM

Ohio is up to average of $3.75 per gal.
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 6:09:39 AM

Whatever, its all the ignorant remarks about illinois. It has nothing to do with Obama its the governor, also diesel is not cheaper, and dont compare us to California.
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mandoid
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 6:06:56 AM

IL and CA are two basket case states - so glad I don't live in these states
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epf
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 5:58:48 AM

We jumped to $3.89 here in GR on Monday.
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Rich1430
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 5:39:14 AM

Here in North-Centeal part of Indiana it jumped to $3.89.9 from $3.64.9. That's after the last spike that saw it go from $3.39.9 to $3.79.9. Dropped only 15 cents then up 25 cents. Sucks to live here with gas prices.
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Luckylindy
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 4:41:05 AM

We are almost equal with Hawaii. Pitiful.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 4:06:14 AM

Where?
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UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 3:39:57 AM


I think we must have the mafia running the gasoline biz in the Chicago area.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 3:32:45 AM


     mostly holding steady
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csnvcas
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 1:51:01 AM

Ok
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mpg611
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 1:32:04 AM

Everything is expensive in Illinois.
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MN1
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 1:01:49 AM

Jumping in MN as well.
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kkimes
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:43:35 AM

Marching higher, hah! It's galloping at full speed. The cheapest I saw it around here today was $4.19 and I'm not talking Chicago. It is usually at least 20 cents higher in the city.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:40:28 AM

Dayton Ohio is higher also.
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bisonjim
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:35:46 AM

WOW
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:30:09 AM

Somehow Michigan is over $0.35 higher than the average in the country.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:25:47 AM

S.O.S.D.D.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:25:47 AM

Ouch!
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:14:21 AM

crooks!
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:10:18 AM

Sucks for them. Its one of the few places where diesel is cheaper than gas!

If I lived there, I would be ill and annoyed lol.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:10:01 AM

Glad I don't have any plans for cutting through IL.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:07:37 AM

Go figure in Oblama-town...
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DrLyon
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:05:37 AM

Michigan too..
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fullcirclethink
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:05:26 AM

I'm sure Obama and Chu are so happy!!
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amerk73
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 11:35:49 PM

i say last week prices falls for few days
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lin95688
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 11:26:08 PM

It's easier going up than coming down
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bill294
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 11:02:55 PM

Price is jumping everyday here in Chicago. Tour of the neighborhood was 10 or more cents today alone.
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Zing20
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 11:02:50 PM

Some stations are still dropping prices others they are going back up.
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