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.

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