Price of gas in Oregon stays under $3 a gallon


Fuel prices in the Midwest have increased substantially, but in Oregon, the cost has decreased.

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BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Fuel prices in the Midwest have increased substantially, but in Oregon, the cost has decreased.

The average price has dropped below $3 a gallon, according to Marie Dodds of AAA Oregon/Idaho.

“This is the first time since May 8 that the Oregon average has dropped below $3 a gallon,” Dodds says. “Barring any issues in production or jumps in the price of crude oil, AAA expects gas prices will continue to fall in this region leading up to the Labor Day holiday.”

Pump prices in the Midwest soared on news that BP unexpectedly shutdown the largest of its three crude distillation units at its Whiting, Ind., refinery on Aug. 8 for unscheduled repair work, according to AAA Oregon/Idaho. Retail pump prices in Indiana are up 59 cents a gallon in the past week, with similar price surges in the neighboring states of Illinois (up 56 cents), Michigan (up 51 cents), Ohio (up 44 cents) and Wisconsin (up 39 cents).

(SOURCE: Portland Tribune)

Where is gas the most expensive (and has been for the last six weeks)? California.


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