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Glitch at refinery causes Great Lakes to see price spike

GasBuddy Blog -- A recently reported issue at BP's Whiting, Indiana refinery, the largest in the Great lakes, is likely partially to blame for an increase in gasoline prices that's hitting pumps in that region today.

Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky are seeing widespread reports of a sizable price increase that's occurring as you're reading this. Gasoline prices in Michigan are jumping to $3.659 while prices in Indiana and Ohio are rising to $3.599. This jump further solidifies what we mentioned last week, that gasoline prices in these areas are among the nation's most volatile.

Average gasoline prices in Michigan stood at $3.56/gal yesterday, while prices in Indiana and Ohio averaged $3.40 and $3.43, respectively.

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Submitted Jul 24, 2012 By: PD
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CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 11:10:09 AM

Why are we having so much trouble with refineries this year? Is this normal?
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good
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 8:15:20 AM

more greed
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 9:44:16 PM

Tell me why there is never a "glitch" that result in a lower price?
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Ahking
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 2:47:42 PM

maybe a glitch or maybe business planning.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 5:06:49 AM

excuse #..... what?
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:11:33 AM

Again
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 8:26:13 PM

just another excuse
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 7:08:15 PM

oh no
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 5:53:39 PM

it like rosann rosanna-dana daddy useta say...it's always something...
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 3:49:53 PM

Any ol' excuse will do!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:46:16 PM

that sucks
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 12:08:11 PM

Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 12:07:45 PM

good for the folks in the northeast they have money
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Well Mass. Jumped to 359 and we are not near thr mid+
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 12:02:09 PM

motive is to rise the price.. so glitches are tend to happen.
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You have got a lot of glitches!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:56:46 AM

More manipulation, in my view.
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Greed and more Greed
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:55:59 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:55:03 AM

Why is it the oil companies claim that prices are no longer driven by demand but by speculators. EXCEPT when they have a refinery problem somewhere then it is by PANIC (on their part) and isn't it strange that refineries have problems more when the inventories are up and price is down??????
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:54:55 AM

surprise
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:54:23 AM

WOW WHAT A SURPRISE! Oil companies are making record profits, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to see why?
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:53:52 AM

glitch for greed
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seriously.. greed is an ugly thing
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:47:11 AM

Of course.
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OMG - Surprise!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:46:12 AM

I was not sure why we had a price spike here in FL, now I know.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:45:07 AM

Hard to believe a Glitch at one refinery could cause prices to spike...HOGWASH, I SAY!!!!
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remember obama wants gas at $5-6 a gal
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:43:54 AM

A refinery glitch in Chugwater, Wyoming would cause a price spike in Two Egg, Florida.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:43:03 AM

Ok
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to bad
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:41:47 AM

Any excuse will spike the gas price.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:41:40 AM

any excuse to raise gas prices.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:40:49 AM

Its all BS! They say/do anything to keep prices high.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:40:02 AM

I wonder why a refinery glitch in Indiana cause a price spike in New Mexico?
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:38:09 AM

Yep everybody got on that wagon.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:37:22 AM

it is an excuse to spike the price.....
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:35:16 AM

Something smells about this article. An "overnight glitch" causing prices to rise for the Great Lakes area? We are not getting the whole story as to why the prices are higher.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:33:47 AM

any reason at all
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:32:57 AM

Read as: grinch at refinery causes great lakes to see price spike
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:31:33 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:31:01 AM

We need more refineries, all running at 75% or so, so that when one has a glitch others can compensate.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:30:44 AM

Fix it
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:30:36 AM

Sounds about right.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:29:55 AM

fix it
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:29:32 AM

Again...it's all due to Supply and Demand...Big Oil supplies the gas and Big Oil demands we pay higher prices...simple...now just bend over...this won't hurt a bit.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:27:55 AM

any reason to rise the prices!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:27:14 AM

anything to jump the price
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