Indiana among states leading in gas prices

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – As has been the case many times before, experts have said unrest in the Middle East is directly tied to rising gas prices across the United States.

Gas prices across Indianapolis started reaching close to $4.00 a gallon over the weekend and on Monday the average in Indiana soared well above that of the nation.

According to, the national average Monday morning was $3.65. Averages in Indiana, Michigan and Illinois ranged from $3.88 in Indiana to $3.97 in Illinois.

Analyst Patrick DeHaan addressed the trend in the Midwest in a blog post Friday. He said the prices foreshadowed what was to come for the rest of the country but did not give a reason why they were the first averages to climb.

Rising fears of a major oil shipment disruption caused by unrest in Iraq has been blamed for the increase. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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