© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Gas prices are advertised at a Chevron station as rising inflation and oil costs affect the consumers in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 13, 2022. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
(Reuters) -Crews were working to extinguish a fire that broke out at Chevron (NYSE:)’s oil refinery in El Segundo, California on Tuesday, KTLA 5 reported on its news website.
Chevron, which operates the 269,000 barrel-per-day refinery, was not immediately available for comment.
The report did not specify any further details.
The incident comes at a time when California gasoline prices are approaching $1 a gallon on top of December NYMEX RBOB futures amid planned work at Marathon’s 363,000 bpd Los Angeles Refinery and a power blip at Valero’s 145,000-bpd San Francisco plant.
California fuel markets are known for rapidly moving price increases as they are reliant on production from West Coast refineries and imports from Asia.