You Don’t Actually Pay More At the Pump Than Everyone Else

Turns out gas prices in Chicago, not Los Angeles, are the most expensive in the country

As turmoil in Iraq has increased, so have American oil prices. According to the most recent Lundberg Survey, the national average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has jumped two cents, running at $3.71. For those of us shelling out well over four dollars (five if you make the mistake of filling up on La Brea) for a gallon o’ fossil fuel, $3.71 sounds like a pretty darn good deal. Chicagoans may relate: the Mid-Western city topped the list, coming in at an average of $4.15 per gallon. Meanwhile, Tucson, Arizona was bequeathed the highest honor of lowest price at a $3.37 average.

AAA reported that only about nine percent of California’s oil comes from Iraq, which may explain why prices, though high, have remained steady.