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Calif. refinery back online amid soaring prices

2 years ago Friday, October 05, 2012 12:49:17 PM CDT October 05, 2012 Friday, October 05 2012 Oct 5, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - A Southern California refinery that suffered a power outage that helped send gas prices soaring is back online.

ExxonMobil spokeswoman Rachael Moore said Friday that the refinery in Torrance resumed normal operations and would be able to meet all of its contractual commitments.

Analysts say problems at the refinery were among the factors leading to soaring gas prices in California since Thursday.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas statewide hit $4.56 on Friday. Prices jumped by as much as 20 cents a gallon overnight in some areas.

The statewide record of $4.61 was set in June 2008.

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