UPDATE 3-Pump price to rise as refineries to shut for weeks


(Recasts, updates NYMEX oil price) By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - U.S. gasoline prices will rise in the near term because as much as 15 percent of U.S. oil refining capacity "could be out for at least another couple of weeks" due to Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, the government's top energy forecasting agency said on Wednesday. The refinery outages amount to lost production of about 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) for gasoline, over 700,000 bpd for distillate fuel and ...

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