Refinery fire affecting gas prices

Refinery fire affecting gas prices

There are 5 comments on the Porterville Recorder story from Aug 10, 2012, titled Refinery fire affecting gas prices. In it, Porterville Recorder reports that:

Drivers in Porterville are paying more at the pump because of a fire at one of the largest oil refineries on the West Coast.

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“look up and laugh”

Since: Jun 08

guess, where

#2 Aug 13, 2012
I live in the midwest and gas here was $3.67 Sunday Aug 12, 2012.
frosty

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Aug 13, 2012
Delano is 3.99 at chevron

“look up and laugh”

Since: Jun 08

guess, where

#4 Aug 13, 2012
Gas in CA always seems to be higher
Puzzled

Hillsboro, OH

#6 Aug 14, 2012
Every time the price of gas drops "too much" in CA, one of the refineries has a "problem" which allows them to jack the price back up. The profits they make far outstrip the cost of fixing the problem. I have seen this behavior various times over the past 30 years.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

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#7 Aug 14, 2012
Puzzled wrote:
Every time the price of gas drops "too much" in CA, one of the refineries has a "problem" which allows them to jack the price back up. The profits they make far outstrip the cost of fixing the problem. I have seen this behavior various times over the past 30 years.
Here in Mexico we don't have enough refineries so we ship oil north and the refineries in the USA refine the oil to gas and ship it back down here

And we pay way less than 3 dollars per gallon for 92 octane at 70 cents per liter and diesel is under 60 cents per liter

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