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For Immediate Release: December 28, 2005
Media Contact: Rob Schlichting - 916-654-4989

California diesel production beats 5-year
record for this date; gasoline production also up slightly


Sacramento - Last week, production of California diesel reached the highest level for this date in the past five years, a trend that has occurred for 13 weeks straight, according to the Weekly Fuels Watch Report issued today by the California Energy Commission.

CARB diesel production at California refineries rose 0.9 percent from the previous week and was 7.0 percent better than at this time last year. Inventories of CARB diesel rose by 0.6 percent for the week and were up 14.9 percent from one year ago.

Production of California reformulated gasoline averaged 1,038,856 barrels a day for the week ending December 23, 2005, an increase of 4.1 percent from the week before and 0.3 percent above production levels for this time last year. Inventories of reformulated gasoline rose 9.9 percent when compared to the last week but were 5.9 percent below last year's levels.

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

http://www.energy.ca.gov/database/fore

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