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SoCal hit with huge increase in gasoline costs (Up to $6/gallon in some parts of L.A.)
American Thinker ^ | 10/06/2012 | Rick Moran

Posted on 10/06/2012 10:52:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

There's a shortage of gas in California and consumers are beginning to feel the pinch.

CBS LA:

What goes up, must come down. But in the meantime, consumers try to cope.

Southern Californians are paying the highest prices in the nation currently. And experts say that pain at the pump will last a little while longer.

One station in Calabasas is charging the highest rate in LA County - nearly $6 for a gallon.

Reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, Amanda Burden went to the station and called it a virtual ghost town.

She said cars peeled in but peeled right out when they saw the sign for $5.79 a gallon for regular. Said one customer, "I can't believe this! $5.79 a gallon? Oh my God!"

Said another, "Crap! I've never seen it so high. This is unbelievable."

It gets worse. Super costs $5.99.

Tanya Barkhordar and her family own Low-P Gas. They had to close shop Wednesday when they ran out of fuel and couldn't get another delivery from refineries.

Says Barkhordar, "They were telling us there was no gas in the last 48 hours. We couldn't get gas in on Tuesday if we wanted to."

While some stations shut down to ride out the price increases, Burkhordar said when fuel became available Thursday she took the plunge and bought up a lot of fuel at a high price.

AAA is monitoring the price increases - on average nearly 10 cents in just the past 24 hours.

California prices continue to go up, while prices in the rest of the country to head downward.

Gas may be heading downard but with the average price per gallon in the US currently at $3.804, it will be a while before consumers get real relief.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; gasoline; gasprices

1 posted on 10/06/2012 10:52:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL. Hey, let me aks...is Kaliforneeyah a Demonrat state?


2 posted on 10/06/2012 10:53:33 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

But...but...but I remember Barry state controlled “media” saying that the cost of a gallon of gasoline wasn’t even on the voters’ “radar”. They don’t care how much it costs.


3 posted on 10/06/2012 10:56:05 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not all of us here are democrats.


4 posted on 10/06/2012 10:59:52 AM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Couldn’t have happened to a more liberal, green, Global Warming Hoax-loving state. And, most of them will be voting Obama....


5 posted on 10/06/2012 11:00:10 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: SeekAndFind

It just it $4.00 here today..


6 posted on 10/06/2012 11:00:36 AM PDT by PLD
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t this exactly what Obama wanted four years ago?


7 posted on 10/06/2012 11:01:46 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeekAndFind

Clearly it is W’s fault as is everything else. Or are they starting to pre blame Romney already?


8 posted on 10/06/2012 11:03:14 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: SeekAndFind
I've been walking more and more because it helps my back. I find I'm saving money walking to do routine errands. I am seriously looking at getting a bicycle.

/johnny

9 posted on 10/06/2012 11:05:01 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm in the Sacramento area, I filled up for 3.89 a gallon at the discount station last week. Don't know what it is today though.

The pubs should run ads with Obama saying ‘Under my plan, energy prices would necessarily skyrocket” over and over until the election.

10 posted on 10/06/2012 11:05:30 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: SeekAndFind
Osama Obama doesn't care.He and his trust funded pals can easily afford $6/gal gas.
11 posted on 10/06/2012 11:10:11 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: SeekAndFind

Steady as she goes....oil companies making sure that Romney gets the California vote....steady as she goes...


12 posted on 10/06/2012 11:11:26 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: SeminoleCounty
"...And, most of them will be voting Obama...."

What if gas is $8.00/gallon on November 6th...?

Think Kalifornia will still vote for Zero...?

This getting to be fun, courtesy of the oil companies.

13 posted on 10/06/2012 11:14:19 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I've been walking more and more because it helps my back. I find I'm saving money walking to do routine errands. I am seriously looking at getting a bicycle.

I'm using my car on fewer and fewer occasions these days and inability to afford gas isn't one of the reasons.The exercise is good for me (essential,according to a couple of my doctors),I despise OPEC and the USSR,saves wear and tear on my car,keeps miles of my car (increasing its resale value) and I save a little $$$.

14 posted on 10/06/2012 11:15:24 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Gas Price increase can only obviously be solved with more Gun Control.


15 posted on 10/06/2012 11:16:53 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: Victor

I paid $3.80 this morning in Palm Beach County, and yes, as a retiree, it DOES bother me. I feel for our decent brethren in CA.


16 posted on 10/06/2012 11:17:03 AM PDT by Ax ("Bring the Pipes together for the Risin' o' the Moon.")
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To: Victor

Let’s make it $10/gallon.


17 posted on 10/06/2012 11:17:03 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
” I find I'm saving money walking to do routine errands.”

I doubt you would if you lived in a rural area. If was 20 miles, one way, to the grocery store you would be real busy just doing that.

18 posted on 10/06/2012 11:17:27 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: SeekAndFind

Returned the rental car last night at the San Diego airport location. Nearby gas station had 87 octane at 4.89/gal.


19 posted on 10/06/2012 11:19:10 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fire up the transport fleet and get those Volts, Leafs, and Teslas to California - NOW!!


20 posted on 10/06/2012 11:20:47 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
But...but...but I remember Barry state controlled “media” saying that the cost of a gallon of gasoline wasn’t even on the voters’ “radar”. They don’t care how much it costs.

And I also remember Obami saying he wants $8.00 a gallon gas ...but not right now....a gradual increase is OK.

Hey Barry...hows that "slow increase" doing for you now..?

When only a Presidential "Face Palm" will suffice.


21 posted on 10/06/2012 11:21:04 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Beagle8U
When I lived in the mountains, and town was 40 minutes away by car, I made one trip a month. Period.

/johnny

22 posted on 10/06/2012 11:21:04 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SeekAndFind
tHE kALIFORNIA kOOLaiD drINkeRS dEMAnDed "ClEaN aIR"...

Their fuel additive/CAFE standards make their custom "blend" of summer gsoline the most difficult to refine and most expensive to purchase -- even on a good day!

ENJOY!

23 posted on 10/06/2012 11:27:41 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"....Let’s make it $10/gallon...."

I will gladly pay that price and consider it the price of freedom. If Romney carries California, some of the other so-called "swing states" won't matter.

24 posted on 10/06/2012 11:28:03 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank Algore and his watermelons. More oppression and poverty to come California’s way.


25 posted on 10/06/2012 11:56:10 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SeekAndFind

“Gas may be heading downward...”

Wrong. Gas prices are 2 cents more than one week ago. National average price for regular gas is $3.81 (according to AAA).


26 posted on 10/06/2012 12:01:30 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: SeekAndFind

I hate to say this, but......I love it!!! I hope gasoline in California goes to $10.00 per gallon!!! Why? Californians voted for this all by themselves. You folks in California got exactly what you voted for. Idiots!!!


27 posted on 10/06/2012 12:01:57 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Yep & yep. MSM can’t help you now Obama!


28 posted on 10/06/2012 12:07:50 PM PDT by Michigander222
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To: SeekAndFind
There's a shortage of gas in California and consumers are beginning to feel the pinch.

Oh heck, don't worry about those silly gas prices, that little fish they cut water off from farmers is doing quite well, that's the really important thing for Californians.

29 posted on 10/06/2012 12:16:40 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Loony liberal California deserves $6 gasoline, not that it will bother the Hollywood lefties. I feel for the good people of that state and hope they can get out of California before it falls into total economic collapse. Businesses are already fleeing to low places like Texas.


30 posted on 10/06/2012 12:24:02 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: SeekAndFind

They’ll be giving BO 55 electoral votes this November - he’s the joker who shut down Gulf exploration, kept ANWR off limits, abandoned planned off-shore drilling on the Atlantic coast, and blocked the Keystone pipeline.

Sorry, their gas prices could double and I wouldn’t feel sorry for them. Let them burn liberal promises.


31 posted on 10/06/2012 12:27:03 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: SeekAndFind

Prices for gas in the blue states should be higher since higher prices are due to their dumba$$ voting patterns.


32 posted on 10/06/2012 12:34:00 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Very, genuinely, sorry for you FReepers in Kommiefornia, and others who voted against Bathhouse Barry, but this is a real schaedenfreude moment for everyone else. Let the stoooopid burn! Let them see the consequences of their sheer idiocy shoved right up their arses.

FYI, here in oil-drilling Texas I paid $3.40/gallon on Wednesday to fill my tank.


33 posted on 10/06/2012 12:38:38 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

5 pm yesterday; At noon, Supreme had been 4.99 at the same California station
34 posted on 10/06/2012 12:42:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

They are celebrating Obamagas, and they will vote for the fraud again. Stupid people give us all the government they deserve


35 posted on 10/06/2012 12:43:36 PM PDT by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

New tagline, to be in operation until at least 11/6.


36 posted on 10/06/2012 12:44:17 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Why do libs think that a half-white multi-millionairre really cares about them?)
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To: SeekAndFind

barack hussein obama... mmmmmmmm... mmmmmmmmm... mmmmmmmmm!

LLS


37 posted on 10/06/2012 12:47:04 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: shelterguy
Yes they are pre blaming ronmey "just in case".


The question I ask is, "how long into Romney's presidency will it take
to blame him for the last four years"..

38 posted on 10/06/2012 12:49:11 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: SeekAndFind

If I lived in California, I would keep my tanks full. Hell, I live in the Carolina’s and I keep my tanks full. If you can, do it.


39 posted on 10/06/2012 12:52:09 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: SeaHawkFan

He was fine with it. Here is how to fix it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L29yBMay5o&feature=related


40 posted on 10/06/2012 12:56:12 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: psjones

Apparently, you haven’t gotten the memo. We are evil simply for living in California.


41 posted on 10/06/2012 1:19:25 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: SeekAndFind

Take the Angelenos cars away (or make them too expensive to drive) and they might decide they’ve had enough hope and change.


42 posted on 10/06/2012 1:24:56 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Politicalmom
Apparently, you haven’t gotten the memo. We are evil simply for living in California.

Do they even realize that Free Republic is situated in OMG, California? Too bad when we fall into the ocean so goes Free Republic.

43 posted on 10/06/2012 1:32:06 PM PDT by Two-Bits (Failure to know history is sadly a way to repeat some of the most evil ever done.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I've noticed a LOT more bicycles in town where I live. The Mexicans have always used bikes more, but now I'm seeing a lot of college-age kids of all stripes on bikes, as well as what looks like older retired folks taking bicycles to do their minor grocery trips. College students use bikes a lot normally around here just because it's so hard to park a car on campus... but now I'm seeing them on their bikes at Target and the grocery stores. That is new and recent.

Remember those news clips of the Chinese cities back in the 1970s and the sea of bicycles? That's what they want for all of us "peons." While they take the 747 to New York City for the weekend.

44 posted on 10/06/2012 1:34:24 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Ancesthntr
This morning I heard that they have warned the cities at the Cali/AZ border - Quartzite, Yuma, Lake Havasu - that they are going to get swamped with motorists coming in to buy gas and fill up extra tanks. We don't require that "special recipe" fuel that they have to sell in California.

What I can see happening is they suspend the special mix requirement, and then come and tell all the other states we have to send our fuel to California.

45 posted on 10/06/2012 1:41:22 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
LOL. Hey, let me aks...is Kaliforneeyah a Demonrat state?

Da.

46 posted on 10/06/2012 1:48:49 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 10/06/12, 31/107 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/21/13))
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow, that’s high. At that price, travel is curtailed.


47 posted on 10/06/2012 4:07:19 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: ponygirl

I live in a college town. Before the recession hit, the side streets around where I live were jammed packed during the school year. Even with record enrollments, the side streets near me are mostly empty.


48 posted on 10/06/2012 4:57:26 PM PDT by EVO X
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To: SeekAndFind
And people say this guy never keeps his promises:


49 posted on 10/07/2012 8:32:00 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: PLD

In Oklahoma City the price has gone down, paid 3.45 my last fillup.


50 posted on 10/07/2012 10:10:00 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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