Filling Up With Fuel Has Been Fueling Irritation

HARRISBURG – Gasoline prices are up over 10-cents a gallon.

Gas prices are up over 10-cents a gallon around here. Two weeks ago, a resourceful shopper could find gasoline at a little over $3 per gallon, now must pumps around here have regular prices at $3.45 to $3.55 per gallon.

Gasbuddy.com reported Monday, that one of the most critical elements to how much gas prices will climb is how quickly and effectively refiners can finish their pre-summer maintenance, start producing EPA-mandated summer gasoline and build up supply of it before Memorial Day.”

AAA said one of the main reasons for the surge is due to a shutdown at the BP-Whiting refinery in Indiana. The plant has been down for more than two weeks due to a power outage. The plant would normally produce 435,000 barrels of crude oil per day. They say further increases at the pump should revert to slower and lower seasonal gains.”

The national average is 21 cents more than a month ago but 14 cents less than one year ago.  In Pennsylvania, the average price for a gallon of gas is $3.55/g.

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