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BP restarts unit at Indiana refinery; gas prices expected to fall

BP restarts unit at Indiana refinery; gas prices expected to fall

BP on Tuesday said a crude distillation unit at its Whiting, Ind., facility that it unexpectedly shut down more than two weeks ago, causing gasoline prices to skyrocket, is back online. "Restart of this unit is increasing the refinery's fuel production, with output ramping up over time," BP said in a statement. The announcement comes less than a day after Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel demanded an explanation for the high gas prices in the area. In a statement, Emanuel said he is pleased with the news and he looks forward to "price equity for Chicago motorists as they fill up their gas tanks." He also called for oil...

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