Valero Energy (VLO) suspends gasoline sales into the California spot market because of a product...

Valero Energy (VLO) suspends gasoline sales into the California spot market because of a product shortage resulting from a spate of refinery outages in the state. The unusual move from the largest U.S. refiner comes after accidents and maintenance have caused shutdowns at several California refineries, sending pump prices soaring. VLO -3.2% AH.

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  • Aristiphones
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    this REEKS of political hooey. And as a consequence "the stock gets crushed." mess with American energy supplies at your peril Energy Companies!
    4 Oct 2012, 05:46 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    More refineries need to get built, with the latest technologies available. What's stopping this: NIMBY, and ridiculous regulations. The old refineries suffer outages because they were built decades ago.
    4 Oct 2012, 08:19 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    While I feel for the folks in CA, at least there seems to be a reason for high gas prices.


    $4.09/ gallon in Western NY and there are no refinery outages, only high state tax. I spent over $100 filling two gas cans and my truck. (I did not fill the truck!)


    PA refineries are less than 50 miles from my front door.
    4 Oct 2012, 10:32 PM Reply Like
  • Boxed Merlot
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    Since a gallon of gas = a gallon of gas and a '64 US quarter can still buy the same amount as it could in '64, (about a gallon and a half), seems Ben's successfully stoking the fire of peak oil pretty well by devaluing the currency the US treasury contracts to buy from him.


    In other words, your 100.frn in gas is still only worth less than 4 bucks in real money. Including NY taxes no less.
    4 Oct 2012, 11:37 PM Reply Like
  • sethmcs
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    Well the air board should be pleased. Less gas sold less pollution. No wonder there is a shortage California insists a special formula for gas sold there. Epic fail.
    5 Oct 2012, 12:06 AM Reply Like
  • samshukla
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    why would they suspend sales, when competitors are down? this will add fuel to the fire. Valero is sales gas at it's Ultramar stations in Ontario,Canada at a significant loss all the time anyhow. Isn't it all about market share? they are getting chance to eat Exon's lunch for now why not?
    5 Oct 2012, 02:52 AM Reply Like
  • The_American
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    Rotting infrastructure 1/3 of our bridges are deemed unsafe so where does all the money go.
    Despite what they say about China they are eating our lunch.
    Last week they have more Millionaires then we do, Canadians are now wealthier than Americans per capita and we just keep going down the list
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    5 Oct 2012, 06:40 AM Reply Like
  • bill d
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    They screw us because they can. You can bet your sweet a$$ they are still shipping gas from CA to AZ.
    Jesse James without a gun.
    Last week Vons supermarket out in BFE here in CA selling 3.94 regular price without the .10/gal discount available per $100 shopping.
    Big boys 4.10+.
    Guess Vons has their own refinery.
    Note - "Last week they have more Millionaires then we do, Canadians are now wealthier than Americans per capita and we just keep going down the list"
    But WE have 2400 millionaires drawing unemployment!! Let's see them beat that!!!
    5 Oct 2012, 06:42 PM Reply Like
  • smartin619
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    Valero is saving gas for thier own CA based stations. The crazy formula stadards here are to blame not greedy a greedy energy company.
    6 Oct 2012, 11:19 AM Reply Like
  • bill d
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    BULL - a 70 cent jump overnight is nothing but greed.
    8 Oct 2012, 04:29 PM Reply Like
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