Gas prices in Illinois, across country close to hitting another record high

Gas prices in Illinois, across country close to hitting another record high

CHICAGO (TOC) — Fuel costs are near hitting yet one more report excessive simply forward of the summer time driving season.

“Not good, not good in any respect — I am personally glad that I earn a living from home most days, however, driving downtown, it is ridiculous,” stated Katie Frigo, who was filling up Monday morning.

On the BP on the nook of Wabash Avenue and Roosevelt Street within the South Loop, the value for a gallon of normal fuel is $5.39.

Nasir Guyton is simply making an attempt to maintain up.

“You gotta determine it out. You gotta pay for lease, you recognize, meals. It is onerous,” Guyton stated.

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Common gasoline costs in Chicago have risen 20.8 cents per gallon within the final week, averaging $4.80 per gallon Monday, in response to GasBuddy’s survey of greater than 1,400 fuel stations in Chicago.

“I do not suppose it will get a lot better, an excessive amount of geopolitical battle, an excessive amount of happening all over the world,” Josh LaRue stated.

In response to AAA, the nationwide common for a gallon of normal is now $4.32, up 18 cents from final month, and one cent under the all-time excessive set on March 11.

“You attempt to stroll extra locations, you recognize, what are you able to do?” stated Heidi Hatter, who was additionally fueling up.

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Gasoline costs are being pushed increased by elevated demand and rising oil costs, resulting from concern about much less Russian oil coming into the worldwide market.

And oil costs are anticipated to rise even increased as soon as cities in China elevate their COVID lockdowns.

“China is a really giant oil client, and, if China shuts down, together with these massive cities, that would imply decrease demand, and it may imply decrease costs. It simply relies on how lengthy these cities are shut down,” GasBuddy’s Patrick DeHaan stated.

Ronald Norwood from the Bronzeville neighborhood stated he has had it.

“I am not gonna undergo this anymore. If I can discover me a pleasant truck that is inexpensive then I am gonna go electrical,” he stated.

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