It appears that time tested excuses for high gas prices are back in operation while west coast refineries are not. Gas production is down substantially from Blaine, WA to southern California, because of “scheduled maintenance” and recovery from a fire at a BP refinery in Blaine earlier in the year. It’s a refrain U.S. citizens have heard for years. A refinery sneezes and our wallets bleed. “Deja vu all over again” is in this story from the Statesman-Journal. Click here.
A similar article in the Oregonian. Click here.