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Chicago Is Likely the Only Major City That’s Short of a Key Fuel

  • Refiners seek diesel to fulfill contracts made before lockdown
  • Plants in the Midwest had curbed output more than elsewhere
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Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

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With the rest of the world swimming in a key industrial fuel, Chicago is running short.

Diesel -- which is used in farms in the Midwest -- is near the highest level in three months in the U.S. city as fuel producers compete with retailers and trading houses for scarce barrels.