Large Spike in Rochester Gas Prices Underway
A report from the website GasBuddy published Thursday warned drivers in the region of a massive spike in prices. The article cites sources that have indicated a refinery outage could cause prices to rise $0.50 to $1 in a short period of time.
As of Friday morning, Gas Buddy has received reports of regular unleaded being sold at $4.09 at at least four Rochester gas stations. Other gas stations in the area are showing prices of stations at $3.69.
The price for a gallon of unleaded in communities surrounding Rochester range from $3.59 to $4.09 per gallon. GasBuddy says prices throughout the midwest have risen by about $1 in the past week.
The report says states that are expected to experience the increase are Oklahoma, Missouri, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Kansas. The price spike is expected to continue throughout the weekend.
As of Friday morning the average price for a gallon of unleaded in Minnesota is $3.74. The nationwide average is $3.80.
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