Ski vacations get costlier as colorado pump prices surge

Pump prices are surging in Colorado as a prolonged outage of the state's sole oil refinery weighs on locals and ski vacationers, with costs likely ...

January 14, 2023
1:44 AM

Pump prices are surging in Colorado as a prolonged outage of the state's sole oil refinery weighs on locals and ski vacationers, with costs likely to remain elevated until after the summer peak driving season. The outage at Suncor Energy's Commerce City refinery, which is responsible for 40% of the state's fuel, has made supplies "extremely tight," with some retailers facing temporary shortages on certain grades such as premium gasoline used to fuel luxury cars, said Grier Bailey, executive director of the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association.

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