US east coast refinery crude unit shut down after fire - source

10 May 2012 21:21  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The primary crude unit at Sunoco’s Philadelphia refinery in Pennsylvania will be down for some time as a result of a fire at the refinery, a spot market broker said on Thursday.

The fire occurred on Wednesday at the 335,000 bbl/day refinery and was extinguished quickly, another broker said.

He said the outage has to be fuelling pricing gains for spot gasoline on the east coast, since the refinery news is the only recent activity in the region.

Regular unleaded summer gasoline on the east coast spot market traded 3.50 cents/gal stronger than Thursday, while conventional blendstock for oxygen blending traded 6.00 cents/gal stronger.

Sunoco did not immediately return call seeking comment.

By: Sheena Martin
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