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Gas Prices Are Exploding In California And Experts Expect Them To Get A Lot Worse
Business Insider ^ | 10/4/2012 | Gary Richards

Posted on 10/04/2012 6:41:20 PM PDT by tobyhill

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. And that almost certainly will boost prices at the pump again soon. "California gasoline prices may surge in the next five days, perhaps to levels higher than February's $4.33-a-gallon average," said Patrick DeHaan, an analyst with Gasbuddy.com. "It is within the realm of possibility that average prices reach near $4.40 or even higher if the situation worsens."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2012; democrats; drillheredrillnow; envirofascism; gasprices
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To: muawiyah

Californians need to “pay their fair share”. Send it to $20 per gallon in CA for all I care.


21 posted on 10/04/2012 6:57:12 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: tobyhill
Obama and his Democrats love high prices for food, gasoline, electricity and the other necessities of life for average income Americans.

They want Americans to be too busy working to pay for necessities instead of having time to ponder what the Democrats are doing to America.

22 posted on 10/04/2012 6:57:50 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: tobyhill

Carter’s fault.


23 posted on 10/04/2012 6:59:30 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Snuph
Good, perhaps it'll teach the idiots living there to stop voting straight-party Democrat.

Now let's have that happen here in Illinois too to teach the f'ing idiots here the same damn' thing!

24 posted on 10/04/2012 7:00:13 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Snuph

Yeah, unless you live here and are continually outvoted by them. Then there is nothing pleasant about it.


25 posted on 10/04/2012 7:04:21 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: null and void
I saw self serve cash regular at $4.519 today in Silicon Valley.

It's already been higher than that in Chicago. Easily higher than that back in June/July.

Y'all ain't seen nothing yet, just keep voting straight democrat while Obama's EPA runs around shutting down refineries!

26 posted on 10/04/2012 7:05:20 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: tobyhill

Jerry Brown would sure look good in tar and feathers.


27 posted on 10/04/2012 7:08:03 PM PDT by stboz
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To: mrsmith

There is the possibility that huge spikes in gas could turn safe states into not so safe ones.


28 posted on 10/04/2012 7:08:36 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: tobyhill

Your reap what you sow.


29 posted on 10/04/2012 7:12:09 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: tobyhill

It’s high time that Californians stop raping the earth, get out of their cars, and ride bicycles, no, UNICYCLES. Align their behavior with their voting.


30 posted on 10/04/2012 7:13:26 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Where’s Yo Dollar?)
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To: tobyhill

Premium at $4.85 on the way home from work in San Diego. The Harley eats premium. No other price matters.


31 posted on 10/04/2012 7:15:42 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: tobyhill

Has anyone thought about simply dropping the law requiring custom gas?

(hint)


32 posted on 10/04/2012 7:17:01 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: tobyhill

I saw 4.65, 4.59 down to 4.09 about 6 hours ago for regular unleaded, price jumps of 50 cents in 3 or 4 days here in east&north san jose


33 posted on 10/04/2012 7:17:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: tobyhill

I assumed California had outlawed refineries. Who knew?

But if those refineries are the main source of their gasoline and they are in a pinch all I can say is “Tough tacos, Cali. Go cry to Gov. Moonbeam.”


34 posted on 10/04/2012 7:18:07 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
No, the majority west coasters (Granola crunchers/limousine liberals/welfare leeches) would blame the rise on greedy oil execs securing the 55 for Obama.
35 posted on 10/04/2012 7:19:45 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: null and void
Fantastic idea! That reminds me of the "Sticky Note Campaign" which looks like a great idea, too... I'm going to start doing this in PA and my sticky notes are going on gas pumps stating "Gas was $1.81 per gallon when Obama was elected... Vote Romney!"

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2011/04/29/update-sticky-note-campaign-gains-momentum/

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36 posted on 10/04/2012 7:20:29 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: morphing libertarian

Don’t forget prop 38 which raises everyones taxes over 48K and Measure A (local tax measure). I feel lost in California. Help I just paid $4.49 for gas today.


37 posted on 10/04/2012 7:23:57 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan

no on 30 AND 38. Yes on 32.


38 posted on 10/04/2012 7:25:08 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: tobyhill

People in California should put Post-it notes on the gas station pumps reminding people that because of Obama’s policies rejecting the Pipeline gas prices will continue to skyrocket, which is EXACTLY what Obama and his cronies want


39 posted on 10/04/2012 7:31:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: funfan

Time to move.


40 posted on 10/04/2012 7:35:14 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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