The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in America, according to CNN Money, has jumped more than 13 percent over the past 32 days, to $3.73.
In Romeoville, the news is worse. Prices are exceeding the average by anywhere from 22 cents to 29 cents per gallon, a check of prices posted at about 6:45 p.m. for on gasbuddy.com showed.
Gas prices ranged from $3.94 at all of the stations along Independence Boulevard to $4.01 at the BP station at 418 N. Weber Road.
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.