Rochester, MN (KROC AM News)  - The gas price war in Rochester must really be over.

After motorists enjoyed buying gas for under $2 a gallon at a handful of stations last week, Rochester no longer has the lowest prices in the state. Prices shot up to $2.39 Tuesday and they went up another dime Wednesday night at many stations in the city.

According to, the statewide average currently stands at $2.59. The website shows numerous northern Twin Cities suburbs now have the lowest prices in the state with regular selling for around $2.30.

It appears  the unexpected, partial shutdown of a large oil refinery in Indiana is being blamed for the sudden rise in prices around the Great Lakes region, including Minnesota.