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Gasoline Prices
Question submitted on 11/1/04

Where can I find sources to document the increase in local gas prices?


The Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette ran several news stories on this in 2000, when prices first spiked.


Gas prices set based on competition, retailers say

Local gas prices fall following suspension of state gas tax

Gasoline prices soar for summer season

The Energy Information Administration has current and historical statistics on gas prices by region and for certain large metropolitan areas like Chicago. See:

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update
Has some nice graphs illustrating national price changes over the last two years.

Retail Gasoline Historical Prices

Weekly U.S. Retail Gasoline Prices

For information on gas prices and how they're set, see:

A Primer on Gasoline Prices

How Gas Prices Work

Gasoline Prices (

Gas Prices: How Are They Really Set?
Report from the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations regarding the production, marketing, and pricing of gasoline in the United States.

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