Skip to comments.Refinery problems send California gas prices skyrocketing
Posted on 10/03/2012 12:18:22 PM PDT by C19fan
When Errol Emrich drove by a Shell station in his San Jose neighborhood last weekend, regular gas was selling for $4.05 a gallon. On Monday, it was $4.15. On Tuesday, $4.25. And this weekend? Analysts say it could reach a whopping $4.40. Problems at California refineries have slashed supplies across the state, cutting fuel production and raising wholesale prices -- the price stations pay for their gasoline -- by as much as 73 cents, to levels not seen since 2007.
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I’m sure Obama will fix it.
“refinery problems” again? how convenient.
Bush’s fault. We’d all be using solar cells by now if it hadn’t been for him.
4.14 a gallon for me here in Idaho.
Remember when gas prices were a nightly lead news story? Remember when the president was on the spot about what he’d do about it?
Now? Crickets from the MSM.
Wind must have slowed down in the Altamont Pass.
Already $4.39 a gallon for regular at my station next to LAX. I suppose it’ll be $4.50+ by the weekend.
And I run a trucking/freight business too...
Price of oil per barrel is plummeting....4% today alone. Now well below $90 a barrel. It was almost $100 two weeks ago. http://www.bloomberg.com/energy/
3.49 in Columbia, MO
Wouldn’t it be great if Californians were paying $10 a gallon on November 6th?
Only if the pussy Pubbies run an ad repeating Hussein saying that he expected 7.00 gas. Anyone have that clip?
It’s the October Surprise just for people in California.
If they think it is high now, just wait until 2013 and new law kicks in. Of course, there is no shortage of people screaming about high oil company profits. Maybe they just need to spend a bizillion extra dollars they don’t have on more trains so they can eliminate their cars. Or just mandate that everyone ride a bike to work.
I'm sure it has nothing to do, what-so-ever, with the drop in the value of the dollar that followed the announcement of QE3.
“California faces significant obstacles in complying with a 2008 state law aimed at reducing passenger vehicle usage, according to a report by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California.”
“The law encourages an integrated approach to reducing emissions changing land use patterns to reduce the need to drive, investing in mass transit and other alternatives to driving, and increasing the cost of driving and parking to encourage the use of these alternatives.”
Those prices in Kalifornistan aren’t too bad when compared to other socialist countries.
“Wouldn’t it be great if Californians were paying $10 a gallon on November 6th?”
More would be better, since they’ll vote ‘Rat no matter what.
PelosiCo ensures that CA pays the highest possible gas tax PER PRICE, rather than per volume. More revenue for CA — Likey likey!
Take your Obama phone and shut up. Why would want to drive with all the public transportation?
Wouldnt it be great if Californians were paying $10 a gallon on November 6th?
Well thanks guys. Believe it or not, although outnumbered, there are a lot of conservatives here in California.
Of course it’s Bush’s fault, Sure couldn’t be the Current Occupant’s fault, now could it? The election is much too close, and California will manage to eke out a distinct majority for Obama-Biden anyway.
No matter how much the Central Valley and northern California residents may hate that outcome. The coastal strip trumps EVERYTHING there.
Consider yourself collateral damage in the mugging of all California Liberals.
It will be worth it in the long run.
LOL, boy talk about paintin lipstick on a pig.
I know there are many good conservatives out in California so my apology's in advance to all of you fine folks. I don't know how you do it.
Wouldn’t it be great if Californians were paying $10/gal. on Nov. 6 and couldn’t afford to get to the polls to vote for the man largely responsible for it?
Karma would be a beautiful thing.
Regular now at $4.49
But at least they'll have clean air.
3.39 in Columbia, SC
WTI oil is at $88/bl. If it drops any more California will be paying $10/gal. for gas. Why this is so is called West Coast Logic.
Yep, whenever anyone talks about gas prices I make it a point to say “Well ya know, we’re never gonna see low gas prices again until we get Bush and his oil company cronies out of the White House”. I love watching the double takes.
If they have no gas........ let them drive volts
Sweet. Our gas stations here in Plano are around $3.33/gal
Several hours ago I saw a report on television. A number of Costco outlets are completely out of gas right now, in Southern California. When will they have more? They don’t know. I went out and filled my car up right away at our local station. The price, $0.30 cents more per gallon than it was late last week.
Evidently, this shortage has the capacity to be widespread. Other station owners are talking shut-downs. I don’t predict this will get ugly, but who knows.
If you live in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan region, get gas NOW.
And driving Ford Amps and Chrysler Ohms.
Today the average person in California is finding out about costs associated with the kind of government they have voted for. Refineries have been closing for years and they have been highly regulated. The U.S. refinery industry has spent $128 billion since 1990 to comply with federal environmental regulations..