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Some gas stations in California refusing to resupply, selling out of gas

GasBuddy Blog -- Hardly unexpected, but most unwelcome: the Golden State has a gasoline problem on its hands. It can't find enough of the liquid gold to hold prices down. Prices across the state are zooming higher, faster than you can saw "wow", and some stations are sitting on the sidelines, refusing to replenish their massive tanks at insane prices.

The cost of replenishing underground tanks has risen an eye-popping 100 cents per gallon, yes $1/gal, just in the last week. A station buying 8000 gallons can expect to shell out $33,840 today (not including tax), up from last week, when the same volume would have cost a measly $25,840 (not including tax). Some station owners, knowing they can't raise prices fast enough, are choosing to sit on the sidelines...


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Submitted Oct 04, 2012 By: PD
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 5:08:01 AM

Welcome to the new normal...
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 6:28:55 PM

ok
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 4:40:18 AM

thankfully CA emission standards have not hit the rest of the US in the past 20+ years.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 7:11:16 AM

not always true, tx.
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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 11:15:34 AM

What happens in California preceeds America by about three years.
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Noewal
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:14:47 AM

As long as the liberal California politicians keep their hands in the cookie jar the price of gasoline will continue to sky rocket in California.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:28:01 AM

you are still w/in CA borders and thus under CA rule.
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Karisholman
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 3:18:02 AM

This is crazy. We are in South Lake Tahoe and the prices range from $4.05 to $4.99 for regular unleaded.
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 3:19:51 PM

not anymore
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catladyNM
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 8:44:06 AM

Good luck. The ones staying open will propabally just continue to raise the price.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 4:41:26 AM

at the rate things are going, there'll be a big civil unrest sooner than later...
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enhedman
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2012 11:52:43 PM

wow.....
so the BigOil companies who have almost a monopoly on the gas industry are still in business while the smaller generic brand gas companies almost go out of business...... I smell a rat.....
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CountryPeddler
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2012 7:36:15 PM

The gas companies are so poor they can't even fix there refineries. BOO-HOO
Lets give them more taxes from us, hold the gas and make more money...the American way..OOPS I mean the ARAB way.
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2012 6:54:20 PM

Shut enough of them down & things will happen!!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2012 3:41:02 PM

A lot of speculators who hold contracts to buy gas at these high prices are going to lose their shirt when they cannot sell it before the contract date comes. If a lot of speculators get burned on this , some common sense will enter the market. Anyone old enough to remember the .com bubble? Do not allow the governments to bail out any bank that fails if they lost the money on gasoline/oil futures. It is time for big investors who are addicted to these paper profits, to get off the heroin, and start investing in a real economy like home building , manufacturing , the industries that made the U.S. a great country.
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ahashawna
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2012 10:48:51 AM

Now I have thought about this every time we experience a price hike, if "we" can all get on board with this and ban the purchase of gas, for just one day, worldwide....that would make quite a statement, send the message. I simply wont buy gas when this happens, i will ride my bike or walk. I know that everyone cannot do that, but im sure there are some of you who can.
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2012 7:46:31 AM

gofigure
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:02:04 PM

Kalifornia doesn't have access to more oil to refine. Not smart.
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GasHunter0007
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 7:26:45 PM

The greedy gets greedier.....

Independent gas retaliers always pay the price. For the big ones, this is one way to eliminate 'competition'. Nothing new here...

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 7:23:21 AM

What other choice do they have.
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 9:08:46 PM

Strike oil!
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 6:12:13 AM

Now you know how we feel about the high cost of gas in Canada ..... LOL ..
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 1:44:33 AM

I drove by a couple closed stations in Orange.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 4:26:13 PM

Chevron claims they make superior and proprietary gasoline with their "Techron". Shell makes the same claim with their "V Power". I am sure that Unocal and Exxon Mobil make it as well. So why then after Chevron had an explosion at the Richmond refinery in early August, didn't only their gas spike in price? Shell and Unocal and Exxon Mobil all have their own gas. Shouldn't this event only have been Chevron's problem??? Yet every oil company raised prices with Chevron.

Sorry but you can't have it both ways!
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 3:50:12 PM

They wanted a more "green" fuel blend... Now they have to live with the consequences.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 9:54:38 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 5:33:03 PM

Unfortunately, all this does is raise prices at the other stations still selling.
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 8:30:15 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 8:03:27 AM

repeat
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 6:16:23 AM

highway robery
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 1:49:07 AM

All consumers have the right to decide not to pay prices considered unreasonable and that includes consumers who are gas stations.
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 11:11:29 PM

Absolute insanity
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 7:14:46 PM

They are doing the right thing.
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 6:57:58 PM

crazy
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"Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is a passenger train and multi-use pathway project located in San Francisco’s North Bay.

SMART will provide rail service along 70 miles of the historic Northwestern Pacific Railroad alignment, connecting urban and rural residents of the two counties with jobs, education and health care services in the region. The project revives the long-dormant but publicly owned railroad right of way, serving 14 stations from Cloverdale in Sonoma County to the San Francisco-bound ferry terminal in Larkspur, Marin County."

Golly, I wish I could delete my previous posts here.
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califorgas
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 5:58:44 PM

/index.php/what_is_smart/
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califorgas
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Too bad the new SMART Train isn't due to open until 2015.

/index.php/what_is_smart/
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 5:25:03 PM

whooat
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 5:15:28 PM

Didn't I read this yesterday?
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 4:19:24 PM

Station owners are caught in the middle by greedy, manipulative Big Oil.
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 4:19:21 PM

Since California got in a squeeze, here in the Midwest our gas suddenly went up 30cents
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 4:18:15 PM

ridiculous increase
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Holy smokes batman
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 4:14:04 PM

GB Blog, thanks for the post.
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 4:09:28 PM

This is not new, especially in California.
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The Liberals deserve it.........
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 4:04:03 PM

It will be their loss regardless how high the price is!
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I just can't feel sorry for folks that live in California, they have voted the politicians into office that have lead to the state going bankrupt, so you get what you vote for. Remember that come November!
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 4:01:41 PM

The Conserv station at Barrington & San Vicente in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles is one of those closed.
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TexasGma
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 3:59:44 PM

Just one more reason I want out of this state! This time when I leave I WILL NOT COME BACK! What a shame, I was raised here but left for many years to live in states that can manage their money, take care of their people, don't fire teachers, have health care that is affordable, and certainly do not have prices this high! On anything!
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