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Fire at Chevron's Richmond, CA refinery should push Calif. gas prices upward

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Once again, refinery problems are biting California motorists. A fire at Chevron's Richmond, CA refinery Monday, the third-largest refinery in the state with production capacity of 245,000 barrels per day (bpd)forced the closure of the refinery and damage assessment remains under way.

Earlier this year a variety of mishaps and maintenance problems shut down 4 of California's 12 refineries pushing gasoline prices to $4+ per gallon and it appears that Californians should expect a return to those prices, at least temporarily.

In addition to the Chevron Richmond refinery, a Valero refinery in Benicia, CA closed last month. With capacity there at 132,000 bpd, the combined production represented by these two refineries...


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Whats this double buble day ? Two for the price of 1? so does this mean another hike?
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Again!??
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Roseanne Barr for Pres!
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again and again
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Repeat.
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Why?
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Interesting
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This article is posted twice.
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 12:51:11 PM

Any little excuse to raise the price of gas, as if they can't absorb a bump in the road.
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same story 2 times today?
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Oh, that's the reason prices here went up $.15/gal last night!
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another excuse to live on the right coast.
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 12:40:41 PM

Another excuse to raise the price.
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Sri to hear this.
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ok
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It was bad l could see it from house.
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Editor, editor: this is a repeat.
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"That's horrible," said the oil executive to the public.
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Wow that is not good.
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Bend over west coast!!!!
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Here we go!
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Okay... just screw the public.
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Right. Greed is really at work.
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 12:22:23 PM

110 year old refinery. What is their safety record? Is there more to come?
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crooks
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Oh come on people, clearly it just posted twice - a simple glitch.
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two postings?
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here we go again
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Gas prices were already going up here in California. Now this. Up, up and away...
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Bad new for EVERYONE, they will find a way to raise the price all over!!!!
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bad news for CA!
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on this repeat we need more oil refined all over the country
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Hey GasBuddy Blog ONCE is enough.
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deja vu
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Is this a two fer?
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saame story, again!!!
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again
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someone should get fired.
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Great!
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HELLO
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What's with all the fires at refineries?
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Deja vu for another 20 points.
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why twice ?
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two of them what are the chances
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K again
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Who edits these articles. Must have been asleep at print time
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