Skip to comments.California gasoline prices jump 17 cents a gallon overnight
Posted on 10/05/2012 12:27:23 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
SAN FRANCISCO -- California gas prices rose 17 cents a gallon overnight due to supply disruptions at some refineries and seasonally low inventories, bringing the one-week increase in the Golden State to nearly 36 cents.
The average retail price of gasoline was $4.486 on Friday morning, up from $4.315 on Thursday and $4.131 a week ago, according to AAA data. The average price was $3.818 a year ago.
The average price is just 12 cents below the highest recorded statewide price of $4.61, which was reached in June of 2008.
"It's insane," said Matt Hurd, 35, who works in real estate. "Especially with this thing," he added, motioning toward his white SUV. "It's going to cost triple digits to fill it up."
In recent weeks, California refineries have dropped production in anticipation of switching over to a "winter blend" of gasoline next month.
At the same time, a power outage at Exxon Mobil Corp's Torrance, California refinery on Monday and a shutdown of the crude distillation unit at Chevron Corp's Richmond, California refinery contributed to the tight supplies.
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Imagine if the CA gas prices got so out of hand that CA went for Romney? LOL! 55 EVs.
I will send a dozen stickers to anyone who FReepmails me their address.
I will send the Excel file to anyone who FReepmails me their email address, PROVIDED they promise to only use removable stock.
Maybe if it hits $7 a gallon by November? Doubt it. Californistan is lost. Hard to believe Reagan was governor of that state.
Barry’s “media” was telling us last month that we love paying big bucks for gas. I wonder if that is going to change now.
Was checking Gas Buddy.
Station out in Simi Valley is asking 5.69 a gallon.
Pie in the sky but that’s what Obama pedals so we can dream.
It would be funny to see Romney head to CA and give a speech at a gas station, replete with $5 gas prices. And say, “This is will be the norm if Obama is re-elected.”
Why not allocated half a day, maybe when in nevada, and hop across state line. It would scare the crap out of Chicago.
I still don’t know why they don’t hammer gas prices as much (Romney mentioned it once during debate - and Obama winced).
It impacts everyone. And it is a simple message, even for the low info voter ($1.79 on 1/09, EPA, Keystone, Obama on tape approving of $4 gas, ‘energy prices will skyrocket’, Chu on record wanting $10 gas, etc).
Not a peep from the MSM.
The average brain-dead California voter will not know what to think unless their entertainment devices have told them it matters.
About $3.35/gallon here for regular, I pay $3.85 for diesel.
Couldn’t happen to a better bunch.
And now the real story.
U.S is lost. Hard to believe Reagan was president of that country.
CA is so in the bag for 0bumble that I doubt that $10/gallon gas would tilt it for Romney. $5/gallon certainly won’t do it.
This goes WAY beyond “Bush’s fault”. Obviously, this is a dirty Republican Plot to try to make the Fearless Leader, that Californistan so dearly endorses, look bad just before the Most Important Election EVER.
Silicon Valley has been good to the Current Regime, and to some degree, he reciprocates by steering a lot of “green energy” projects their way.
Just because most of these projects have gone bust, no need to give up now. The very next one is going to be the breakthrough that negates all the high fossil energy costs and brings back the lollipops and balloons to LaLa land.
“And now the real story.
U.S is lost. Hard to believe Reagan was president of that country.”
Yeah, all this crap about California is coming from people who think that wherever they are, they are safe from what’s happening here! While I decry the h high gas prices, I consider the delta my campaign contribution to Romney. If FUBO is re-elected, you will see these price levels all over the country, count on it!
LA Times will blame the Refiners.
It’s insane to say the least.
How a country so energy resource rich can allow its citizens and economy to be pummeled by a bunch of utopian greenoids who harbor a mentality that borders insanity.. better to live in the dark and shiver in the cold as long as the air is crystal clean
The Californian liberal sheeple will still vote enmasse for the One.
Isn’t $5 a gallon gas a sacred American privilege?
Has the Richmond Chevron refinery come back on line?
You must keep in mind that California was a conservative state until the 1980s when a huge influx of Easterners started pouring in here bringing their Liberal c#*p with them. Just like what is happening in Colorado right now. It isn't us native Californians that have brought this on ourselves.
California Gas Prices Force Some Station Owners to Shut Pumps
(video at link.)
“A gallon of regular gas was $5.69 Thursday in Calabasas, while a gallon of super costs $5.89 with cash and $5.99 with credit. Such prices are causing pain at the pump for many drivers who might see an 11-cent increase by later this morning, which means some could be paying more than $6 a gallon.”
Californians will scream and shout about $6/gal. gas but will they demand more pipelines and refinery capacity? In a word...No.
Evidently the pain isn’t great enough yet to produce a change in attitude.
Obambi bumper stickers on all the SUVs I see at the gas station in Los Gatos
Wonder if they're all insane
Liberals guiding the rudder of the ship. It’s time for a new captain. BTW I filled up Wednesday at 3.43 in nowhere South Carolina. Still to damn high IMHO.
What motivated the influx of Easterners to CA?
(No offense to those intelligent Californians out there.)
just listening to a guy from gasbuddy on KFI and he indicated we could have a gas shortage by next weekend unless the state allows inport of gas from other states.... ummm 5.00-6.00 here we come
Damn 2nd where the heck do you live?
I'm paying 3.78. (Southern NJ)
So all of the refinery have problems or in the process of switching over to the Winter blend of Gasoline required by the State,....
A pipeline is shut down because of some unapproved chlorine or whatever in the mix of product in the pipeline....
State regulations will not allow for much of the Gasoline available in other States ....like Nevada to be transported in because of California having higher standards that the US EPA.
He thought High Gas prices are going to be with us for awhile....
Time to resurrect the pre-Obama gas price post-it reminders and stick them on every gas pump paypoint.
Gas prices in Oregon jumped 6 to 10 cents overnight.
I assume those “economically challenged” by the “new normal” can just leave their hooptey in the driveway and ride the “high speed rail”.
I’m paying 3.78. (Southern NJ)
Does NJ still prohibit the customer from pumping the gasoline? I thought that I read sometime back there maybe a change in the works..
Moonbeam talks BIG however.
he is also going with driverless cars.
Imagine if Obama was having the EPA interrupt production at refineries in ‘safe’ states so excess oil went to refineries in ‘battleground’ states to keep their gas prices down...
Can’t help thinking about it, got my tinfoil around here somewhere.
The temperate coastal cities, no snow, sunny almost year round, Hollywood, Disneyland, etc. Few Libs here in Northeast Calif where I live; heavy snow and rednecks (like me) with guns.
The left is already blaming oil companies, the refineries, and speculators.
The Ticked Off Car Owner is a wind bag. Chris Matthews? What does this...this...person have to do with gas prices in California? The caller is typical, he knows something is wrong when he has trouble paying for gas, what happens when he has to make a choice between food and gas?
Or when he can’t get gas at any price because it’s being rationed?
California’s gasoline problems are not the result of crude shortages or general gasoline shortages but of a deliberate policy of creating unique blends and demanding the use of them.
If the price of gas was $10/gal. how many Californians would support more refinery capacity? Would the caller?
Denton, Texas. Just North of Dallas/Ft Worth and part of the metroplex. Small town feel in a city of 120,000 and very inexpensive compared to the East & West Coasts. Lots of nice homes under $200,000:
You all can stop picking on Colleyfornia any time now. I paid 4.65 a gallon in Chicago on September 19.
Yep. BTW they know what ever happens here happens there, or will happen there.
Ya get all these people fleeing from one area to another, thinking they can outrun whatever.....It don't work unless ya move to the boonies in the middle of nowhere....Not for me...I have no desire to drive 50 miles to work, the store, mall or whatever...
Remember...CA voters rejected the initiative DELAYING the implementation of the new global warming act...Arnold and his Dem buddies passed that law...
I am thinking that CA voters are so obsessed with environmentalism that they are willing to pay for high gas prices and reject more refineries...(Of course, I am not one of those people.)
“Yep. BTW they know what ever happens here happens there, or will happen there.”
This country would never have been birthed at all if some of those who now are trying to “escape” the creeping Marxism, were our “founding fathers.” They have been “dumbed down” too, to think that “fleeing the scene” is preferable to “ standing and fighting.” At the end of the day, with that thought process, should it be the prevalent one, we will cease to exist, at least as the stellar place that was created by our founders. They talk about the Republicans “having no balls!”
Well, I submit that they lost their testicles somewhere along the way too!