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Mon June 6, 2011
Leaks and outages bump up Michigan gas prices
Gas prices in Michigan are up 17 cents per gallon even though oil prices fell below $100 a barrel Monday.
Patrick DeHaan is with gasbuddy.com. He says gas prices in the Great Lakes region are between 30 and 60 cents higher than the national average.
“A rash of refinery and pipeline problems is leading prices higher as already tight gasoline supply becomes even tighter with these refinery and pipeline outages that we’ve seen in the last two weeks.”
Three refineries in Illinois and two crude suppliers to the Great Lakes region had unexpected problems, including power outages and leaks.
DeHaan expects Michigan gas prices will go back down in the next couple of weeks.
Emily Fox- Michigan Radio Newsroom