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.

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