UNDATED (WKZO) -- Instead of the expected post labor day decline, AAA Michigan says gasoline prices are up 12 cents per gallon over last week because of a leaky pipeline near Chicago. The statewide average now stands at $2.90, above where it was most of this summer. The auto club’s Nancy Cain says the statewide average is 36 cents per gallon higher than last year and won’t come down until it’s fixed.
She says the Pipeline that leaked and was shut down in Romeoville is the main line for crude out of Canada supplying refineries near Chicago. Enbridge Energy Partners owns both of the pipelines. It’s expected to intensify the heat when congressional hearings are held tomorrow on the leak near Marshall.