First glimpse into energy prices on the West Coast after #California refinery fire is positive- so far NO reason to believe #gasprices will react. Coast not completely clear yet, but looks okay so far.— Patrick De Haan ⛽️📊 (@GasBuddyGuy) May 3, 2019
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.Southern California motorists are fearing the worst Friday after the second fire in less than two months scorched an oil refinery facility in Carson. The blaze erupted in the coker unit of the Phillips 66 Los Angeles Refinery’s Carson facility shortly after 4:50 p.m. Thursday, according to a statement released by the refinery on Friday. The fire burned at the facility — located at Sepulveda Boulevard and Alameda Street — for nearly three hours before it was extinguished by the refinery’s emergency response team and Los Angeles County firefighters about 7:45 p.m., the statement read. No injuries were reported, and air quality measurements taken Thursday afternoon were normal, officials said. “Appropriate regulatory agency notifications were made following onset of fire, including notifications to the South Coast Air Quality Management District,” the statement read.