Chicago spot gasoline rises on talk of issues at Marathon refinery

30 August 2012 19:28  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Gasoline spot prices in the Chicago region in Illinois were trading higher after reports of Marathon having issues with some units at its Robinson refinery, sources said on Thursday.

Sources said gasoline spot prices for conventional blendstock for oxygen blending (CBOB) were trading at premiums of 40.00-41.00 cents/gal over gasoline futures on the NYMEX.

In comparison, Chicago’s spot CBOB premiums were at 27.50 cents/gal on Wednesday.

Sources did not know which units, if any, were affected at the 406,000 bbl/day refinery, and Marathon did not immediately respond to comment on the refinery’s operations.

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By: Anna Matherne

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