Minnesota Gas Prices Dwindle, Finally Reach National Average

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 11:55 am

Minnesota Gas Prices have finally dipped below the national average after the state saw mammoth pricing throughout the last month.

The high prices that were found in May can be attributed to the closing of refineries in the Midwest. Now, some relief is finding it’s way as prices reached as low as $3.41 in the metro on Thursday, according to TwinCitiesGasPrices.com

The Duluth News Tribune reports the state reached the $3.58 national average on Wednesday for the first time in weeks.

According to the AP, senators in the state are working to prevent such a price surge from happening again, as Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken have authored a bill which would require oil refineries to report their maintenance schedules to the Energy Department to avoid shortages and big price fluctuations.

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