Gas prices soaring in California

Mar 2012
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Dayum..

Gasoline prices have spiked in California, soaring well above what most Americans are paying at the pump. In some locations, Californians are paying $5 for a gallon of gas.

A number of refinery outages tightened gas supply in the market. The average price of regular gas in California rose to $4.18 a gallon, the highest level since May 13, 2014, according to the Oil Price Information Service, which gathers data for the AAA.

California's gas prices are the most expensive in the United States: The national average is currently $2.65 a gallon. Most motorists around the country are noticing gas prices declining or stabilizing, which is normal for autumn.

Over the past two weeks, several refineries that supply the West Coast with gasoline had unexpected outages at the same time, which further hampered California's ability to produce fuels. More than other states, California gas prices can sometimes skyrocket, because the state mandates cleaner gas with fewer emissions. That makes California gas cost more to refine, because it's a special oxygenated blend that meets the state's strict air-quality rules. Refineries have to use a specialized process, and only a few refineries are able to make California-approved gas, which makes it harder for the state to import oil.

 
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Mar 2012
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Those poor people that commute two hours just to get to work in Silicon Valley. They must go broke.
 

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Dec 2014
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LOL $4.18 a gallon is cheap. I paid $1.90 per litre of premium and it is almost 4 litres to the US gallon. I know the city users subsidise the rural districts, but damn that's high.
 
May 2013
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This is what will happen under the democrats "Green Policy" folks. You will go broke just paying for it and this isn't even the tip of the iceberg yet.
Hardly Trumpling .. I'm now in the VERY green state of Oregon and paid 3.10 yesterday. LESS than i as paying in a VERY red state of Idaho for the record.
SBS .. And Google it ;)
 
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