Most motorists have noticed that the price of gasoline has done nothing but rise over the past month.
CNN Money reported Monday that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in America has increased more than 13 percent over the past 32 days to $3.73.
As of Tuesday morning, gas prices in Palatine ranged from $3.83 at the Palatine Oil Company at 515 W. Colfax Street in Palatine to $4.39 at the Shell station at 1393 East Dundee Road, 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 the gas prices including an overhaul of BP's Whiting refinery and a fire at a refinery in Ohio.