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Gulf Gasoline Strengthens on Incident at Port Arthur Refinery

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U.S. Gulf Coast gasoline strengthened relative to futures in New York after Motiva Enterprises LLC reported an incident at the largest refinery in the region.

Motiva’s Port Arthur, Texas, refinery report a “process incident” and flaring from an alkylation unit and fluid catalytic cracker, according to a filing with state regulators. The 600,000-barrel-a-day plant halted startup of a unit yesterday after emissions, a notice to the U.S. National Response Center said. Destin Singleton, a spokeswoman for the plant, declined to comment on specific units.

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