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Posted February 27, 2015Today in Energy

Petroleum refinery outage in California highlights markets' quick price reaction ›

On February 18, an explosion and fire occurred at ExxonMobil's refinery in Torrance, California. The Torrance refinery, the third-largest refinery in Southern California, has about 20% of the region's fluid catalytic cracking capacity and is an important source of gasoline and distillate fuel oil supply for Southern California.More

Source: EIA, This Week in Petroleum


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WTI crude oil futures price

2/26/2015: $48.17/bbl

down$2.99 from week earlier
down$54.42 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

2/26/2015: $2.697/mmBtu

down$0.137 from week earlier
down$2.158 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

2/21/2015: 16.505 million tons

down2.679 million tons from week earlier
down2.529 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

2/20/2015: 1,938 Bcf

down219 Bcf from week earlier
up576 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

2/20/2015: 434.1 mmbbl

up8.4 mmbbl from week earlier
up71.7 mmbbl from year earlier


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