BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Gasoline prices are on the rise and headed to a record in North Dakota.
North Dakota AAA spokesman Gene LaDoucer (luh-DOO-sur) says the average price of gas in the state could reach $4.15 per gallon, breaking the July 2008 record of $4.08.
A gallon of regular unleaded gas already is at $4.24 per gallon at some gas stations in the Bismarck-Mandan area. And North Dakota Petroleum Marketers Association President Mike Rud (rood) says some stations in Jamestown and Fargo have even run out of fuel.
LaDoucer says several large refineries that feed the region are down for maintenance or upgrades, and that a recent fire at a refinery in Minnesota also has contributed to the supply problems.