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Shell Accused of Closing Refinery to Raise Gas Prices

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Shell Accused of Closing Refinery to Raise Gas Prices

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Shell Accused of Closing Refinery to Raise Gas Prices

Shell Accused of Closing Refinery to Raise Gas Prices

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Limited refining capacity is one of the reasons for the recent run-up in gasoline prices. In California, Shell is closing one of its three refineries in the state. Consumer groups say Shell is choking off capacity to push up prices. But the oil giant says the oil fields in the area are running dry. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.