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For Immediate Release: September 14, 2005
Contact: Rob Schlichting (916) 654-4989

Energy Commission announces gasoline production up
at California refineries


Sacramento - The production of California reformulated gasoline increased 6 percent for the week ending September 9, according the Weekly Fuels Watch Report issued today by the California Energy Commission.

For the week, California's refineries produced an average of 913,714 barrels of reformulated gasoline per day, 6 percent more than the week before, but approximately 7 percent less than this time last year. Gasoline output improved after the Tesoro refinery in Martinez returned to production following a fire on August 24.

Inventories of reformulated gasoline fell 4 percent from the previous week, and are 20 percent below last year's levels.

Overall production of diesel fuel in the state increased by 2.3 percent from the previous week and by 10.5 percent when compared to last year. Diesel inventories still fell by 9.3 percent from the week before, nearly 18 percent below last year's levels, due to heavy demand.

The entire Weekly Fuels Watch Report can be seen on the Energy Commission's website at


www.energy.ca.gov/database

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