Be Prepared for the Gas Pump Prices this Summer

Now that summer is finally here, there is one thing on everyone’s mind, gas prices. Although the price of gas will never fully spoil our summer fun, it certainly affects what we do. And although gas prices have fallen as of recently, there is still a difference between national gas prices, and local gas prices.

Chicago holds the title for having the most expensive gas prices in the nation, a title that no city wants and Chicago regularly holds. The trend of gas prices as a nation is not good either, with average prices being at a little over one dollar higher than they were at this time last year.

But as the nation’s gas prices continue to slowly drop, Chicago might still remain atop of the highest gas prices in the nation, experts say, because of the lack of refineries in Chicago. That, along with the high rates of city, county, state, and federal gasoline taxes, allows Chicago to remain the leader of gas prices.

So, for all you Chicago residents planning to handle the summer heat and summer gas prices, be sure your Standard Bank checking account is ready to do so as well.  Stop in to any convenient Standard Bank location to check the balance of your account, or simply visit the Standard Bank website from your phone or computer to check your online banking!

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