Refinery fire blamed for gas price increase

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A refinery fire in Indiana could be to blame for the latest increase in gas prices.

AAA says the price for regular unleaded jumped 10 cents in the last week.

It says a BP refinery fire in Whiting, Indiana is partly to blame. The fire also affected prices in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.

AAA says the Ohio average is $3.49, but it is $3.53 here in the Miami Valley.

If there is any consolation, the average price for a gallon of gas at this time last year was eight cents higher. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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