Skip to comments.SoCal Gas Prices Reach Record High In October
Posted on 10/04/2012 8:29:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) The Automobile Club of Southern California reports gas prices in California have reached a record high in October.
The average price of a gallon of regular self-serve gasoline in Los Angeles County is $4.29, which is a nearly 6 percent jump since mid-May.
The price in Orange County is $4.23/gallonalso up almost 6 percent.
Marie Montgomery, the spokeswoman for the Auto Club of Southern California, said the pain at the pump is only happening in the Golden State.
This is a completely unusual time of the year for a gas price spike. Its not occurring in the rest of the country, she said.
Officials said the price hike was due in part to a limited supply of Californias summer blend fuel. Refineries are now making the winter blend, which burns cleaner at cooler temperatures.
A refinery fire in Richmond in September and power failure at the Exxon refinery in Torrance on Monday were also to blame because both incidents reduced the oil supply.
Los Angeles residents couldnt believe the cash they had to shell out for a full tank of fuel.
I honestly had no idea. I didnt look at the sign, said driver Keith Wager. I was like, that cant be right. It has to be a typo.
Max Paetzold said he tries not to drive as much these days.
83 cents/gal higher than Arizona.
Good Old Jerry Brown and his dog Sutter......
“Wow, Sutter, the gas prices are really high here in California. What should we do?”
“That’s it! Raise taxes! Let’s go see if Lucy will hold the football for me to kick it. I just know that she’ll hold the football for me this time and I just know that raising taxes will work this time!”
Interesting how the MSM never talks about gasoline prices any more....
I guess it really is Baraq’s “new normal”
Build the Keystone pipeline.
Drill in Alaska.
Drill in the Gulf.
Gas will fall to $2.
$3.99 here in western Oregon
We also need refineries.
I don’t know about refinery capacity. I do know that refining petroleum is a very low margin business, no new refineries have been built in decades, and I’m sure permits and environmental review are a barrier.
Currently visiting customers in the So. Cal area. Gotta tell ya I’m feeling like a minority around these parts.
The US already refines more petroleum products than we use.
We haven’t built any new refineries lately, but we have spent the last couple decades expanding and upgrading the ones we have.
Yes, because we had a recent fire at our major California refinery and another down for maintenance. It happens.
Still, nation-wide prices have doubled since Obama took office. Coincidence? Don't think so due to Obama's refusal to allow more drilling and his nazi EPA.
What state are you in?
What state are you in?
It couldn’t happen to better people!
How about ten years and $100,000,000.00 to turn the first shovel of dirt. ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS!!!
The EPA has to go! How about "LOSER PAYS"?