PORTAGE, Mich- Spiking gas prices have created some long lines at gas stations all over West Michigan that have not jumped above the four dollar a gallon mark. These are images from the Meijer in Portage, where lines for gas have created long waits for customers at the pump.
According to GasBuddy.com this recent spike is attributed to an unexpected “glitch” at a refinery, which lead to lower production of gasoline.
That “glitch” caused that refinery to buy gas from another refinery, to make up for its contractual obligations. Which then leads to higher prices at the pump.