01/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Most Expensive Gas Station In Chicago?

I set out Monday to solve the great gas-price mystery on the Northwest Side.

Since the middle of the summer, those who've driven through the intersection of Irving Park and Pulaski Roads regularly, as I do, have probably been struck by the staggeringly high gas prices at the Shell mini-mart on the northwest corner.

How high? Sometimes a dollar per gallon higher than the price at the Mobil mini-mart just across Pulaski and higher than any other price in the city or suburbs. So high it was rare to see a customer at the pumps.

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