Most motorists have noticed the price of gasoline has risen dramatically over the past month.
CNN Money reported Monday that the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in America has increased more than 13 percent over the past 32 days, to $3.73.
As of Tuesday morning, gas prices in the La Grange/Western Springs area ranged from $3.99 at the SuperSonic in Countryside at La Grange Road and 53rd Street, to $4.39 at Mobil in Western Springs at 5500 Wolf Road and 55th Street, according to GasBuddy.com.
CNN Money is crediting the price increase to a combination of factors, including rising crude oil prices, production cuts and refinery closings.
The Chicago Tribune reported last week a number of refinery issues in the area have affected gas prices, including an overhaul of BP's Whiting refinery and a fire at a refinery in Ohio.
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