Gas prices rising to $4.29 at some Elkhart County stations
Posted: 06/03/2013 at 9:01 am
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Ashley Tyler prepares to pump gas into her car Wednesday evening on the West side of Elkhart. (Truth Photo By Larry Tebo)
Prices at several gas stations, including the Phillips 66 stations at 1010 W. Plymouth Avenue and 1819 Lincolnway East in Goshen, have jumped to $4.29 per gallon according to customer reports on GasBuddy.com.
The Marathon station at 51451 S.R. 19 had the second-highest price in the area at $4.27 per gallon late Monday afternoon, June 3.
The price of gas in northern Indiana has gone up 22 cents per gallon just in the past week, according to a report from GasBuddy.com earlier Monday, June 3.
The national average price for a gallon of gas is $3.64. The price is 40 cents per gallon more than the same time last year and 17 cents per gallon more than last month.
A senior petroleum analyst from GasBuddy.com noted that the price hike could be a result of oil refineries experiencing difficulties.
“When (oil refineries) go partially offline, whether expected or unexpected, there’s going to be a tightness in gasoline supply and that has an almost immediate impact at the gas pump,” said Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy.com.