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Refinery problems send California gas prices skyrocketing
Contra Costa Times ^ | October 3, 2012 | Gary Richards

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at contracostatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: gas
The mandarins in California mandate a special sauce gasoline for California that is only produced by refineries in California. So when there are production problems prices skyrocket.
1 posted on 10/03/2012 12:18:27 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

I’m sure Obama will fix it.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 12:22:08 PM PDT by anoldafvet (One million people attended Obama's inauguration, 14 of them missed work)
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To: C19fan
Wouldn't it be great if Californians were paying $10 a gallon on November 6th?
3 posted on 10/03/2012 12:23:50 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: C19fan

“refinery problems” again? how convenient.


4 posted on 10/03/2012 12:23:55 PM PDT by RitchieAprile (Bipolar and loving/hating it..)
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To: C19fan

Bush’s fault. We’d all be using solar cells by now if it hadn’t been for him.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 12:31:05 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: C19fan

4.14 a gallon for me here in Idaho.


6 posted on 10/03/2012 12:31:08 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: C19fan

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.


7 posted on 10/03/2012 12:32:39 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: C19fan

Wind must have slowed down in the Altamont Pass.


8 posted on 10/03/2012 12:33:54 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: C19fan

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...


9 posted on 10/03/2012 12:35:02 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: C19fan

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/


10 posted on 10/03/2012 12:35:02 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: ColdOne

3.49 in Columbia, MO


11 posted on 10/03/2012 12:35:17 PM PDT by DocJ69
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Wouldn’t it be great if Californians were paying $10 a gallon on November 6th?

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Only if the pussy Pubbies run an ad repeating Hussein saying that he expected 7.00 gas. Anyone have that clip?


12 posted on 10/03/2012 12:38:07 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: C19fan

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.


13 posted on 10/03/2012 12:39:09 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: RitchieAprile
“refinery problems” again? how convenient.

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.

14 posted on 10/03/2012 12:39:16 PM PDT by kidd
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To: C19fan

“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.”

http://californiawatch.org/dailyreport/report-state-struggling-reduce-vehicle-emissions-8730


15 posted on 10/03/2012 12:40:23 PM PDT by twistedwrench
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To: Grams A

Those prices in Kalifornistan aren’t too bad when compared to other socialist countries.


16 posted on 10/03/2012 12:41:19 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“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!


17 posted on 10/03/2012 12:41:51 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: C19fan

Take your Obama phone and shut up. Why would want to drive with all the public transportation?

/s


18 posted on 10/03/2012 12:45:37 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Chickensoup

19 posted on 10/03/2012 12:47:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: treetopsandroofs; E. Pluribus Unum

“Wouldn’t 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.


20 posted on 10/03/2012 12:47:26 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: C19fan
How stupid do you have to be to not see the direct correlation between government policy (in this case, state) and a products price (in this case, gas)? These are "... people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
21 posted on 10/03/2012 12:47:29 PM PDT by NamVet71MP
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To: Cicero

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.


22 posted on 10/03/2012 12:53:16 PM PDT by alloysteel ("You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity".)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
A conservative is just a Liberal who got mugged.

Consider yourself collateral damage in the mugging of all California Liberals.

It will be worth it in the long run.


23 posted on 10/03/2012 1:07:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

LOL, boy talk about paintin lipstick on a pig.


24 posted on 10/03/2012 1:17:22 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: anoldafvet
California holds no electoral votes for Romney so I don't care if gas is ten bucks a gallon there. In fact I hope it is. Libtards deserve it !

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.

25 posted on 10/03/2012 1:41:41 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


26 posted on 10/03/2012 1:44:35 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: C19fan

Eureka, CA
North Coast
Regular now at $4.49


27 posted on 10/03/2012 2:06:20 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (ZERO DARK THIRTY (coming soon to an embassy near you))
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To: C19fan
This is what the econazis in CA have always wanted: gas prices equal to or exceeding Europe. Now they have it, and now they scream.

But at least they'll have clean air.

The Kenyan must go.

28 posted on 10/03/2012 2:16:18 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: DocJ69

3.39 in Columbia, SC


29 posted on 10/03/2012 2:25:52 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: C19fan

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.


30 posted on 10/03/2012 2:30:07 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Cicero

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.


31 posted on 10/03/2012 2:38:01 PM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: C19fan

If they have no gas........ let them drive volts


32 posted on 10/03/2012 2:44:23 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: C19fan

Sweet. Our gas stations here in Plano are around $3.33/gal


33 posted on 10/03/2012 3:19:36 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
“Wouldn’t 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.

"Pull off the band aid. Eat (y)our peas," said the smartest man ever to occupy the White House.
34 posted on 10/03/2012 3:40:55 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: C19fan; All

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.


35 posted on 10/04/2012 2:49:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us s o many new friends.)
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To: Cicero

And driving Ford Amps and Chrysler Ohms.


36 posted on 10/05/2012 10:21:56 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: NamVet71MP
How stupid do you have to be to not see the direct correlation between government policy (in this case, state) and a products price (in this case, gas)?

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..

37 posted on 10/06/2012 5:36:50 PM PDT by alrea
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