Europe: Trans-Atlantic Gasoline Sales Surge on Hurricane Disruptions

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Hurricane Ida triggered a surge in trans-Atlantic gasoline sales from Europe to the US to fill the gap left by shuttered US Gulf Coast refiners. Gasoline traffic hit 550,000 barrels per day in the last week of August, according to tanker trackers — the highest since the start of the US summer driving season in May. Volumes are up from barely 300,000 b/d in the weeks before the storm.

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