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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2014 12:02:34 PM

Turns out the cold weather gripping much of the country is more than just freezing the body of anyone outside it in- it's also causing some refinery problems in the hardest hit areas.

This is something we've previously talked about, as well. Extreme weather can impact more than you may realize, and just in the last two days, is resulting in some problems, especially at refineries in the Midwest.

Several key units at Marathon's refinery in Detroit were shut down last night, and less activity at the plant has been been noticed, according to sources. This is significant because all of the units affected are vital to production of finished fuels, such as gasoline.

ExxonMobil's refinery and Citgo's refinery, both...

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twinfanMN
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 10:59:24 AM

Decrease production and increase profits. These people are out of control
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 3:06:30 AM

better maintence
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2014 5:56:40 AM

mag: we all know, it's to drive prices up. There ain't no supply / demand driven prices in the Pig Oil industry.
magpie2013
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2014 8:40:18 PM

The weather might have been colder than usual, but it only lasted a few days. I sometimes wonder it always happens this time of year too. You have to wonder if its done on purpose.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2014 6:06:22 AM

dfp: you'd think it would be something that would be known, though, to be fair, this year's chill was a bit more than normal.
dfp609
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 1:09:44 PM

Don't we have cold weather every year?
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 7:20:14 AM

just another "good" reason to raise prices. Even here in the Deep South were the temps fell for less than 60 hours, we are seeing hikes all over.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 12:42:19 AM

ok
Fahking
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2014 3:55:22 PM

ok
RapMassaG
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2014 11:49:36 AM

And, right on cue, GREEDway/Speedway is spiking in their states this morning.
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2014 11:09:42 AM

Another reason for prices to rise 1,000 miles away from MI.
sparkyrs00
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2014 9:24:26 AM

The cold is also causing other problems that are much worse.
gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2014 8:07:41 AM

So when the cold is gone we'll be all set.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 8:52:49 PM

no surprise . . I'm sure it will have a major impact
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 4:34:48 PM

It has been colder than normal lately. we broke a record this weel for coldest day on record.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:57:01 PM

Does this really differ much from the other news item about the Arctic cold??

See, California does have its advantages!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:49:44 PM

The heat in the kitchen is to the point it is no longer open to the scrappier types???
Corn440
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:45:27 PM

Totally offset by people hunkering down at home for three days straight.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:36:58 PM

Cold cold go away come back on a summers day. (But don't be too cold.)
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:35:05 PM

Weather causing refinery problems and reduction in gas supplies. Whats next?
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:32:46 PM

Thet haen't fixed this problem yet ??
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:31:46 PM

Yeah, like those huge machines are so delicate!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:30:11 PM

Still have the problems they told us about yesterday?
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:28:11 PM

Old
vjs3
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:24:59 PM

Not surprising. The cold weather has been causing issues all around the country.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:24:51 PM

How ironic! Global warming is causing all kinds of problems, but it's the unusually cold temperatures that shut down the refineries. Which is it? too warm? or too cold? It's all a bunch of BS
pricechecker08
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:21:15 PM

old
Chitowner
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:20:57 PM

Come on it is not the first time it has been cold what a bunch of BS
northshoreMN
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:15:05 PM

Just an excuse to raise prices.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:15:00 PM

ok
mrsports007
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:14:47 PM

any reason to raise prices.
DutchTreatMI
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:14:23 PM

So why did our gas prices go down a little in the Grand Rapids,Michigan then.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:11:44 PM

Baloney (BS)
mfgendron
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:11:30 PM

mycar2 is right also...any excuse to raise the prices.
madison8359
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:11:18 PM

So we all have to work in the cold weather what's the big deal?
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:08:12 PM

greed will find a way, only real cold one day, they can't recover, seems to be another excuse to raise prices
mogas4
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:07:24 PM

When refineries are impacted you can bet prices will increase due to less production in the marketplace.
mpgmustang
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:06:58 PM

Of course they would say this.
TheDix
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:06:01 PM

The whole world is having a lot of problems.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:02:41 PM

Excuse
sidhall142
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:01:43 PM

price hike coming
honkerman
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:01:26 PM

May be hard to keep things hot enough for the process when the cold is so severe.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:00:47 PM

there goes the prices again.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 2:00:17 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 1:56:03 PM

Any excuse to keep prices high.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 1:55:32 PM

cold kills everything
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 1:54:31 PM

Read this yesterday.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 1:53:40 PM

Really? No….
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 1:51:34 PM

I would not have thought the refineries processing would be impacted by the extreme cold temps, though I am sure the employees are.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 1:47:24 PM

Another excuse to raise prices. Pump prices here were up 40 cents per gallon over the Christmas holiday.
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