About 7,000 tradesman are still working on the BP Whiting Refinery project, or about half as many as had been employed during the peak of the construction.
Gas prices have been dropping and could be 20 to 25 cents lower by Halloween.
Webb Hyundai lead service tech Joe Vicari draws gas from a car last year. The Highland dealership worked on many cars with contaminated gas from BP stations.
BP has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over bad gas that came from the Whiting Refinery last summer.
HAMMOND | Motorists should see some relief at the gas pumps when the massive $4.2 billion modernization project at the BP Whiting Refinery is completed by the end of the year.
HAMMOND | Global energy consumption slowed significantly last year because of sluggish economic growth worldwide, but gas prices still remained at record highs.
Gas prices continue to spike in the region, and it is becoming more and more apparent that local print and TV media are shying away from reporting on this.
One week ago, gasoline prices throughout Northwest Indiana hovered around $3.78 per gallon. By Wednesday morning, that cost per gallon skyrocketed to between $4.26 and $4.35.
Gas tracking website GasBuddy.com reported Friday gasoline prices were spiking in Northwest Indiana, following wholesale price increases and the shutdown of pipelines due to rain.
Say Mr. President or whatever you are, I thought you were trying to bring back the economy?
Gas prices in the region have rose to about $3.40 per gallon compared to $3.19, and in some places, as low as $3.09, just several days ago.
A motorist pumps gas at a BP gas station in Merrillville.
Strack & Van Til employees return the store after NIPSCO crews repaired a gas leak caused by a contractor working behind the store.
NIPSCO employees complete repairs to a gas line behind the Strack & Van Til grocery store in Crown Point.
HAMMOND | Police are investigating the theft of nearly 2,500 gallons of gasoline from three filling stations over the weekend.
Webb Hyundai lead service tech Joe Vicari completes a gravity test on gasoline drawn from a car last year in Highland.
Webb Hyundai lead service tech Joe Vicari draws gas from a car last year. The Highland dealership has had to work on many cars with contaminated gas.
Webb Hyundai lead service tech Joe Vicari completes a gravity test on gasoline drawn from a car Wednesday in Highland. The dealership has had to work on many vehicles with contaminated gas.
Webb Hyundai lead service tech Joe Vicari tests gasoline from a car Wednesday.
HIGHLAND | Webb Hyundai lead service tech Joe Vicari tests gasoline from a car last year. The dealership has had many motorists with cars with contaminated gas from BP's fuel storage terminal in Whiting.
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