Dear 100 Hour Board,
Where does the gasoline in Utah gas stations come from?
I recall in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, gas prices in Utah spiked even though, according to people I heard talking about it, none of the gasoline in Utah was sourced from the Gulf.
Gas prices in Utah currently don't appear to be responding to Hurricane Harvey, but it is still early days. (I have family members who are closer to the area whose gas prices have already shifted drastically in response--one sister northeast of Dallas saw prices jump 30 cents in one day, family in mid-atlantic states are seeing similar.)
This paper (http://files.geology.utah.gov/online/c/c-113.pdf page 19) from a Utah state website shows that crude oil coming into Utah refineries is sourced from Utah, and pipelines from Colorado, Wyoming and Canada. But that isn't necessarily where Sinclair (or Chevron, or whatever else...) gas stations are bringing gasoline in from is it?
-Fill 'er Up
I am fairly confident Utah gets its gas from Idaho. However, I wasn't able to find any sources to back that statement up, so yeah, take it with a grain heaping portion of salt. Readers who know better, please leave a correction.