Shell reported an “operations upset” at the Norco, Louisiana, refinery when furnaces were swapped yesterday, according to a filing with the National Response Center. Delek had emissions at its Tyler, Texas, plant, according to a filing with state regulators.
Conventional, 87-octane gasoline’s discount on the Gulf Coast narrowed 0.50 cent to 3.75 cents a gallon versus futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 2:41 p.m., according to data compiled by Bloomberg. It’s the highest level since Nov. 9. Prompt delivery rose 0.93 cents to $2.4545 a gallon.
Sunoco Inc. (SUN) shut a hydrotreater at its Philadelphia refinery for maintenance, according to a person familiar with operations at the plant. The work on Unit 859, a distillate hydrotreater, is unplanned, said the person, who declined to be identified because the person is not authorized to speak for the refinery.
The premium for ultra-low-sulfur diesel in New York Harbor slipped 0.12 cent to 2.88 cents a gallon versus heating oil futures traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 1:56 p.m. The differential rose 1 cent a gallon yesterday.
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