Troubled Indiana refinery back online

Whiting, Indiana BP refinery. (Photo/BP)
Whiting, Indiana BP refinery. (Photo/BP)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A refinery shutdown blamed for a recent gas price hike in the Miami Valley is back up and running.

BP says the crude distillation unit that was undergoing repairs is back in production.

The refinery is located in Whiting, Indiana outside of Chicago.

It shut down August 8. BP released the following statement Tuesday:

BP has safely restarted a large crude distillation unit that had been shut down since Aug. 8 for unscheduled repair work. Restart of this unit is increasing the refinery’s fuel production, with output ramping up over time. The rest of the refinery continues to operate safely. In the meantime, the company continues to meet its contractual fuel supply obligations.”

The shutdown shot prices up in the area to $3.00 a gallon. They are now heading back downward.  AAA says the average price for gas in the Dayton/Springfield region is $2.67. 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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