"Gas prices in Minnesota are rising due in part to an extended cut in production capacity at two Chicago-area refineries," writes MPR News reporter Annie Baxter.
The cutbacks are causing gas prices to spike in the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region, said Gail Weinholzer, director of public affairs AAA Minnesota-Iowa. She notes that on Wednesday the average price of $3.85 per gallon in Minnesota is well above the national average of $3.59 per gallon. Many fuel stations in Minnesota are reporting prices over $4, Weinholzer said, and some stations are charging $4.20 a gallon or more for regular unleaded.
We'll look at what Minnesota drivers are likely to be paying for a gallon of gas this summer, and the trends in gas prices nationwide.