For the second day in a row Wichita drivers will be paying more at the pump.
Following a 10- to 14-cent increase Wednesday, gas at most Wichita locations jumped another 13 or 14 cents Thursday morning. At most places the price of regular gas was $2.59 a gallon at 10 a.m.
Gas price website, Gasbuddy.com, had predicted that gas prices in the Wichita area would rise 10 to 20 cents this week because of a refinery unit shutdown near Chicago.
Analyst Will Speer wrote in a blog post on Tuesday that the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. had to shut down a 240,000-barrel-per-day crude distillation unit for unexpected repairs.
Before the increases, the average price of gas was at $2.32 Tuesday.
Overall, gas prices are still down from an average of $3.26 a year ago.