GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.-- Chris Benny knows all about pain at the pump.
He delivers flowers across the metro for a living and refuels at least three times a week. He spends up to $1,000 a month fueling up. Sometimes he only puts in half a tank to try to save money.
"Yeah, I guess we have to deal with it," he said.
Prices fell over the weekend but according to data from AAA Minnesotans are still paying more than average.
As of Monday the average price for regular is $3.58 in Minnesota. Nationally the average is $3.41 which means that Minnesota is 17 cents higher than the national average
Gail Weinholzer, a spokesperson for AAA, said being above the average is unusual for the Gopher state. She said oil refineries in Chicago are to blame.
"A few refineries have been closed for regular maintenance issues and one actually for irregular maintenance issues, a system problem they've had to fix," she said.
Weinholzer said the refineries should re-open in a week and we should start seeing fuel prices drop after the July 4th holiday.
She said anyone traveling to the South or East this week will see lower prices than in Minnesota, but if you stay here or head West, expect to continue paying up.