Gas Prices Spike Overnight

By: News 10
By: News 10

(WILX) GAS PRICES SHOOT UP TO CLOSE TO FOUR DOLLARS OVERNIGHT.
PRICES ARE 3-90 FOR A GALLON OF REGULAR UNLEADED AT SOME STATIONS AROUND LANSING----------
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NEWS 10'S AMANDA MALKOWSKI IS **LIVE IN SOUTH LANSING THIS MORNING,,
AMANDA,,, WHAT'S THE REASON FOR THIS SPIKE?
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DAVID, SHUTDOWNS AT REFINERIES.
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, EXPERTS AT GAS BUDDY DOT COM SAY SHUTDOWNS AT REFINERIES ARE PARTLY TO BLAME FOR THE SPIKE.
A REFINERY IN TULSA STARTED MAINTENANCE A FEW DAYS AGO,,, AND A FEW DAYS AGO A REFINERY IN TEXAS WENT DOWN.
ANALYSTS SAY THE REFINERIES WON'T EVEN ATTEMPT A RESTART UNTIL AFTER MEMORIAL DAY.
AND AS FOR RESERVES,, EXPERTS SAY THERE AREN'T ANY,, BECAUSE REFINERIES HAD TO SWITCH FROM WINTER BLEND TO SUMMER.


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