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Ponca City refinery fire may be cause of gasoline price rise


(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Last week's explosion and fire at a Ponca City oil refinery may the cause of this week's increase in gas prices in Oklahoma.

Gas prices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa are up by 2 cents per gallon since the day before last Monday's explosion at the ConocoPhillips refinery. The average price in both cities is almost $1.43 per gallon.

The statewide average is nearly $1.44 per gallon, a 1 cent increase since before the fire.

Houston-based ConocoPhillips says output at the refinery is down 38%, from about 3.7-million gallons a day to less than 1.5-million gallons a day.

Company officials say they expect production to return to full capacity by the end of September.
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