After gas prices spike to begin the month, Chicago should see less expensive gas going forward at the pump

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When November started, Chicagoans saw gas prices soar at the gas pump and were left to wonder why. The price hike was partly due to the shutdown of a pipeline from the Gulf Coast. That’s beginning to become up and running again now that Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts have begun.

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But in the past week, Chicago-land gas prices have gone down overall by an average of 7.5 cents when the rest of the country is seeing a 1.5 cent price spike a GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan says.

Overall Chicago is hovering around $2.88 a gallon which is much higher than last year’s norm which was $2.23.

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