Gasoline in New York rallied following a reported outage at Irving Oil Corp.’s Saint John, New Brunswick, refinery, which exports about half of its production to the Northeast market. Futures have jumped 7.9 percent since Sept. 12.
With less than three weeks until their deadline, U.S. budget negotiators have yet to break an impasse over revenue, prompting lawmakers to draft plans to blunt $19 billion in defense cuts set to start in January.
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Gas soared on Friday on a string of refining issues. Gasoline went crazy as wholesalers were stunned by strong demand. Despite near record production, supplies are tightening and refining issues are making things jumpy.