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Closure's impact to be felt this winter

Aug 24, 2019 - Philadelphia Inquirer

In the days after a devastating fire closed the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia, wholesale gasoline prices shot up with the expected loss of fuel supplied by the East Coast's largest refinery.

But a funny thing happened on the way to the gas station.

Pump prices have actually gone down since the June 21 refinery fire. After rising a nickel a gallon to $2.93 on Independence Day, the average gas price in Philadelphia has fallen to $2.81 a gallon, according ...