The average price of gas in
That shutdown, along with problems at a
“The reason prices jump so quickly when one or two refineries have issues is
Prices in the city of
A fire broke out this month at a crude processing unit of the Phillips 66
“We do not want to speculate on how long the crude unit will be down or what impact this would have on the market; however, we are working to ensure that we will meet our contractual supply obligations,” Nuss said.
Valero referred a request for comment to a notification it provided to the city of
“When you have an unexpected refinery outage, it is cause for concern,” said
“Because our market is so constrained and so isolated … as soon as you see reports of a production slowdown, that affects wholesale prices almost overnight,” Blasky said.
Gas prices are also rising nationally, as is typical during the lead-up to the summer travel season. But this week’s price spike in
“There’s been a lot of talk on various social media sites and a lot of disappointment in the community about being exposed, and continuing the question of why did it take so long to shut the refinery down?” Mayor
“I am not aware of any safe levels of breathing in pet (petroleum) coke. I would challenge the refinery plant manager in that trail of steam and pet coke to take a deep breath and say he feels good,” Soto said. “The history of this refinery’s treatment of the people of
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