Midwest Gas Prices Skyrocketing

By: News 10
By: News 10

Gas prices are rising rapidly in mid-Michigan Wednesday. A gallon of regular unleaded was selling in the $3.70 range Tuesday, but today prices are moving into the $4.20 range.

The reason? According to Patrick DeHaan, Senior Petroleum Analyst for GasBuddy.com, a leak in a major pipeline servicing the Midwest has forced the whole pipeline to be shut down. On Tuesday Trans Canada shut down its Keystone Pipeline running from Alberta when the leak was discovered. There is no estimate on when the pipeline will be repaired.


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  • by Lisa on Jun 3, 2011 at 12:09 PM
    The average earned income per person in Lansing is under $30 thousand a year. Please tell me after taxes, etc how people are suppose to pay over $4.00 a gal for gas? You all seem to be so smart tell me how to mae a dollar go that much further. I really need the help
  • by Leah on Jun 3, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    I am so glad tht so many of you who commented do not think it is a serious subject, or just enjoy being ostrichs with your heads burried in sand. A lot of us who are still working haven't had a raise in a long time. The cost of a loaf of bread is over 3 dollars. We have trouble feeding our families and the cost of gas means not filling up every week. No trips, and not going anyplace we don't need to go. I am so glad that so many of you have such deep pockets that $4.00 a gal for gas is no problem. For a great many of us it is.
  • by Jen on Jun 2, 2011 at 07:16 PM
    The way the gas prices are going..we won't be able to afford to drive across the bridge that rick wants to build ,the bridge we haven't got any money for and really don't need. Our schools are getting cut, and our police and fire dept, are getting cut , REALLY A BRIDGE ?????? this is the gov's answer !!!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2011 at 03:04 PM
    Who is 'anonymous', some fat cat
  • by Sans on Jun 2, 2011 at 01:34 PM
    We have been talking about this same subject for at least the past two years. What we need to do is demand that State and Fed Government go after the oild companies, for price fixing, price gouging, and also go after the taxes that the oil companies do not pay. They are making record profits, so it time we the citizens started going after the politicians who are in the oil companies corner, pocket, on their side. Even Saudi Arabia thinks the prices are way to high, and artifically set.
  • by david Location: charlotte on Jun 2, 2011 at 01:18 PM
    i wonder how many of you pepol on this blog are still running down the road speeding doing 75-80-85 mph. or driving gas hungry suv,s, it was told one time that the best way to save gas is do the speed limit, or is that to hard to do? and as for the gov. doing something lol. instead of whining about it do something . are we so wimpy that there isint a way to beat this try slowing down 5 mph on the highway if all of us do this it will make a difference.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:57 AM
    Sounds like a bunch of whiney DEMOCRATS have replied here.
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      by Sans on Jun 2, 2011 at 01:35 PM in reply to
      I am an independent and I also whine. Prices are way to high!
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      by Rain67 on Jun 2, 2011 at 03:06 PM in reply to
      Hey Annette, we have to drive to our JOBS...ever think of that. Some people cant even afford to do that....
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2011 at 10:37 AM
    There is a simple way to combat the high prices. Learn to conserve and share rides. The states with the lowest gas prices are the ones that are friendly toward commuters or are home of very conservative people.
  • by Joe on Jun 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM
    If the price of gas keeps up Michigan should be in the Black by fall and Rick can build his bridge to Canada and leave. It's all going into the tank and not into retail spending.
  • by Excuses, excuses on Jun 2, 2011 at 09:05 AM
    I truly believe that these oil guys have whole teams of people who get to sit around and get paid HUGE salaries and their only job is coming up with more and more outlandish reasons as to how they're going to literally get away with gouging consumers over gas prices. Maybe Tim Allen needs to start including "If you love being gouged on gas prices to visit our lovely shores and sunsets and blah, blah, blah, come and experience Michigan."
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