Los Angeles Gasoline Falls to Two-Week Low on Chevron Unit Start
Carbob in Los Angeles weakened 1.88 cents to a discount of 0.88 cent a gallon versus gasoline futures traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 4:20 p.m. New York time, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s the first time the fuel has traded at a discount in Los Angeles since Nov. 15.
Chevron’s 279,000-barrel-a-day El Segundo plant, California’s largest oil refinery, is “operating normally,” Rod Spackman, a company spokesman based in El Segundo, said in an e-mail. The San Ramon, California-based company was scheduled to start a fluid catalytic cracker at the plant yesterday after repairs, a person with knowledge of the work said Nov. 21.
Chevron also restored service to a crude unit at the 240,000-barrel-a-day Richmond refinery that was shut Nov. 14 after a fire, two people familiar with the plant’s operations said yesterday.
Carbob in San Francisco slipped 0.38 cent, extending its largest discount to futures since August to 1.38 cents.
California-blend diesel in Los Angeles fell 0.13 cent to a discount of 0.13 cent against heating oil futures traded on the Nymex. The same fuel in San Francisco fell 0.88 cent to a discount of 0.88 cent to futures.
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