Monday, May 10, 2010

How Much a Gallon?

  • A gallon of regular unleaded will cost you more in Chicago than anywhere else in the country, according to a national survey released today.

    The national Lundberg Survey of fuel prices said that among cities surveyed, Chicago had the highest average price for a gallon of regular unleaded: $3.22. Denver had the lowest average price at $2.71 a gallon.

    The average price of regular gasoline in the United States has jumped more than 7 cents over a two-week period to $2.92.
Denver is in the mountains, miles from any navigable body of water, yet Chicago, at the convergence of land, sea and rail routes, has gas at a half-a-buck over the Denver price.

What could possibly be the factor that pushes the price so high?

UPDATE: Since we block quoted the BreakingNews site, they went and corrected the price downward 50 cents.

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26 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhh Daley and Stroger???? Just a guess.......

5/10/2010 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it when Bush was in office the slightest problem in the pipeline would cause gas prices to increase at least a $0.25/gallon yet the largest oil spill in history occurs in the Gulf of Mexico and the price inches up a few cents. Hmmmm....


Also will the Dems give BP money now that times are tough for them? They were quick to take their money when times were good under Bush.

5/10/2010 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Political corruption and fraud

5/10/2010 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What could possibly be the factor that pushes the price so high?
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Sun spot activity.

5/10/2010 12:46:00 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

High taxes. Entitlements that the state has to pay for. Duh.

5/10/2010 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure we pay more, but it's SO worth it...

5/10/2010 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that extra 80 cents a gallon going to fund our pension?

5/10/2010 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gas just SEEMS more expensive here.

Every week when I fill up in Elmhurst, Bensenville, or any of those places that have signs proclaiming "No City Taxes", I am blissfully unaware of this so-called "problem."

Happy Motoring!

5/10/2010 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TAXES

5/10/2010 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i do believe it has a lot to do with the environmental standards of chicago and the type of blend of the gas. It results in a higher price

5/10/2010 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The national Lundberg Survey of fuel prices said that among cities surveyed, Chicago had the highest average price for a gallon of regular unleaded: $3.22. Denver had the lowest average price at $2.71 a gallon.

50 cents not a buck, holy shit you scared the crap outta me!!

5/10/2010 04:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no way in hell that this shit-hole is making anything on the city gasoline tax. Back in the mid 80's the brainless city council voted to add 10 cents to each gallon of gas sold with-in the city of chitcago. The only thing that accomplished, was that every gas station that bordered the burbs went out of business. It also meant that the hundreds of thousands of customers that would have purchased their gas in the city each week would never do so again. DUMB-FUCKS!

5/10/2010 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if you have a Takehome Car what does it matter Loser go take the bus cloutless. Pay your taxes and then pay at the pump = Enjoy

5/10/2010 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you get Stroger aides getting raises from $170K- $230K what do you expect?? Just read an article about the CFO of Cook County getting an over 30% raise.

WTF? Everyone in government is way overpaid when you look at that example.

5/10/2010 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Change you can believe in! Those works should resonate in your head every time you fill up. Redistribute the wealth!

5/10/2010 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I buy my groceries in the suburbs. If I can, I fill my tank in Indiana.

Starve the machine of its lifeblood, taxes.

5/10/2010 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats why i ALMOST NEVER shop or by gas in the city..........unless its an extreme emergency!

5/10/2010 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The drivers are paid more in the Chicago area. More crime here so its more dangerous thus higher gas prices.

5/10/2010 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't bought gas in Chicago for the past 2yrs. I have to go out to Will Co. 2 times each week and that is where i purchase my gas. Always about 25 cents per gal. cheaper. No taxes $ for Daley.

5/10/2010 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also the price per barrel has dropped $11 this past week and a half,I still don't see any price drop at the pumps,but when the price increases by a few cents,WHAMMO,instant mark up at the pump.

5/10/2010 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here goes my 2% raise...

5/10/2010 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to mention that there's a refinery just across the Indiana border.....

5/10/2010 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortshanks must sprinkle the gas with magic dust

Masters masters masters

5/10/2010 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Currently Alaska's daily average is 3.55 for Unleaded.

5/10/2010 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

part of the reason is the "chicago formulation"...supposedly the vehicle emissions are regulated and the special "formulation" gasoline is specific to the city regulations....sounds like more bullsh*t to me!

5/10/2010 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I go to Indiana or Will County when I fill up, those bitches Stroger and Daley won't get to squeeze me 24-7

5/10/2010 10:08:00 PM  

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