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CLEVELAND -- Even though U.S. oil production surpassed imported oil for the first time in 16 years, people in the Cleveland area are dealing with skyrocketing gas prices.

The Sunoco station on Cedar and Bellfield in Cleveland Heights was selling a gallon of regular gasoline for $4.19 on Thursday.

Other stations in Cleveland published prices at $4.09, such as the BP on East 9th and Carnegie and the Shell on East 30th and Carnegie.

Fox 8's Stacey Frey explained two refineries in the Great Lakes region are partially or fully shut down for maintenance, which impacts the prices at the pump.

They are the Exxon Mobile in Illinois and the BP in Indiana.

The average across the U.S. is $3.64 a gallon.

Gas prices gradually decrease to the east, but even those are no steal.

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