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It's now officially here — it's over $4.00 per gallon for premium gas in the Midwest. Here's the report from our tip from a fellow Midwesterner:

"Well, I went home for lunch since my office is only 5 minutes away, and when I was on my way back to work I saw the worst thing at the end of my street $4.07 for Premium. It is a sad day indeed, but thankfully I filled up last weekend and I am still on F. I hate the fact that I have to run Premium in my car, but luckily it is only a V6. We may be the first to Pay, but just wait.. everyone else will follow. Attached is the sad image of the culprit of the BP Gas station at Division & Noble in Chicago."

We hear it's even worse at the BP on Central Ave & Northwest Hwy — it's $4.18 a gallon there.

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