Tuesday, April 12, 2011

We're Number One...

for highest gas prices in Chicago. According to Chicago Gas Prices, the BP station at the corner of Lawrence and Marine in Uptown has the highest price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas at $4.59 a gallon. Frequent users of that gas station know you can save 30 cents a gallon by purchasing a car wash. Chicago is known for having some of the highest gas prices in the nation, so our own BP station may have the highest gas prices in America! Probably not something we want to be known for. The Chicago Tribune also made reference to the BP station in this article.


  1. Last night's WGN "news" about the gas prices was filmed outside of this BP and interviewed its patrons.

  2. Captive demand - all those people living in high rises by the lake who drive to work have little choice but pay the higher gas price.

  3. I frankly, have NEVER understood this particular gas station. The prices have always been far above any others. AND, the car wash is usually broken.
    ( the one and only time I used it, an attendant 'washed' my car by hand since the mechanisms were busted)

    Never again.

  4. QUOTE: "I would not fill up in the City"

    HEADLINE "Chicago Suffers 7 Percent Population Drop as More Flock to Suburbs" The City lost 200,000 residents from 2000 to 2010. (AP – Wed Feb 16, 2011)

    When will Chicago and Illinois learn?

    High taxes are driving people and businesses away.

    Maybe a high speed train to St Louis is the answer! (NOT)

  5. Thanks for the warning. I NEVER go to this BP. It's worth driving far west just to save a few bucks on a fill-up!!!

  6. Gas City across from Graceland on Clark. Good prices.