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Keeping New York gasoline prices pumped

This is a cracking *cough* little note from Bank of America Merrill Lynch on soaring gasoline crack spreads… which are being driven by a spate of refinery closures which, as it turns out, are specifically impacting the New York Harbour market, known as PADD I, beyond all others.

This has generally resulted in a divergence in regional prices across the United States (mostly to the disadvantage of East Coast drivers).

As BofAML notes:

Despite being the middle of the winter, US RBOB gasoline crack spreads to Brent crude oil have soared by an astonishing $16/bbl in the past month (Chart 2).

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