The closure of refineries in the Northeast U.S. could boost fuel prices and heating costs, officials said. "An early or prolonged cold spell next winter could send home heating prices skyrocketing -- hitting consumers hard," said Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. "We need a course correction to tell the markets that America is serious about providing the fuel it needs and we call on the administration to show leadership on energy," said Bob Greco, the American Petroleum Institute's group director of downstream and industry operations.

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