UNDATED (WKZO) -- We are now paying record amounts at the gas pump, Gas Prices have now gone up above the west Michigan record BP says its refinery in Whiting Indiana was undergoing planned maintenance. Exxon Mobil notified the NRC on Saturday that an unspecified equipment malfunction at its Joliet Illinois refinery shut down production.
GasBuddy.com’s Patrick DeHaan says this is a curious time to plan maintenance. He thinks if they are going to do maintenance, they should do it when there isn’t a huge and growing demand on supplies. The prices are highest in this region, and in tornado ravaged states, where 7 refineries were taken out by storms.