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California gas prices jump more than 5 cents a gallon in 24 hours

LA Times -- In what was seen as a reaction to a fire at a major oil refinery in Northern California, pump prices for regular gasoline statewide rose more than a nickel a gallon from Wednesday to Thursday, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Price jumps of more than 2 cents in a 24-hour period are uncommon.

Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring said the fire at Chevron Corp.'s sprawling Richmond refinery "had an immediate effect on the wholesale gasoline market. Although the refinery is on the shore of San Rafael Bay, north of San Francisco and Oakland, it's an important fuel provider for Southern California.

"Southern Californians have already been experiencing increased pump prices for nearly a month due to higher oil prices, and this incident has just made the increases come


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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 2:36:05 PM

raising 5 cents or more
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 1:37:10 PM

Not sure where in California they are talking about as it sure jumps way more then that where I live in California
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:06:20 PM

the price to pay to live in the land of the singing raisins?
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GOBUTLER
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 1:29:02 PM

That's a small increase!
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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:03:40 PM

Try 17 cts at a Chevron station in northernAZ
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 6:49:36 AM

Another excuse to increase gas prices!
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BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 6:44:44 AM

The same thing could happen in Texas if a major refinery blew up but we are starting at about a buck less per gallon of gas AND we have a lot more refineries to pick up the slack.

Californians don't care about a reliable and abundant supply of gas and this is what you get.

I am sure that attitude will change when gas rarely goes below $5 a gallon and they will sound like Texans when it breaks $10 a gallon.
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bginsj
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:35:03 AM

its all a little to convent with labor day right around the corner and a refinery fire
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arb0526
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:20:58 PM

News to all...don't live in California...you get robbed on the streets by the low life thugs and corporate thugs in the parking lots.
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kirzon484
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:15:52 PM

5 cents really, this is news?
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:13:13 PM

$.05 per gallon is nothing........up $.50 plus in less than a week.
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12766
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:09:10 PM

OK
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langolera
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:06:06 PM

like i said yesterday, a nickle. where are they getting this info. try 20 - 35
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DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:05:39 PM

It jumped 15 cents in one day in Virginia.
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yakstar
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:05:26 PM

how am I affected?
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mgune9
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:05:16 PM

will keep rising with all the bad reports
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PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:02:59 PM

Ridiculous here in Ontario, Canada.
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bowler360
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:58:48 PM

Jumped .80 in a week near me in IL. no mention of that.
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singlemom27
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:57:57 PM

absolutely!
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BrucePen
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:56:43 PM

Greed!
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:52:39 PM

ok
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Jeeputtputt
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:48:11 PM

that's nuttin', altho CA is always higher......
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LordFury2010
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:46:06 PM

Boo-hoo-hoo, we get a 10-15 cent jump at least once a week, then it takes the rest of the week to drop 5-7 cents.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:45:19 PM

CRAZY
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NemoIL
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:44:44 PM

How could this happen in a nice liberal state like California?
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:42:14 PM

weeee
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:41:22 PM

ok
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abcdMA
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:41:02 PM

this is a killer for a state that relies on the car as much as they do
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sickhp
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:32:40 PM

Been going up in Texas to, oil prices have went up quite a bit this summer. Drill baby drill in America.
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dudleydolittle
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:32:23 PM

Oh my, POOR POOR california
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itsjustme719
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:30:51 PM

Prices will hit $4 a gallon like they said it would. Maybe higher.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:27:13 PM

What else is new?
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rjoeh
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:26:09 PM

Look at Speedway and Marathon. When prices jump... they are in the lead and frequently... they jump by more than 25 cents when they jump. Bottom line... I do not buy gasoline from either of these companies.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:24:28 PM

Gas prices are too high everywhere in the country.
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CritterNanny
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:22:48 PM

Here 50 miles North of Seattle gas prices have jumped 10 cents a gallon since yesterday...
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:22:07 PM

That's all...booHoo...
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GBMAX
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:21:19 PM

OH Canada, you are much to intelligent for Americans.
Hope you never need help.....don't ask.....
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knot2swift
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:18:47 PM

That's nothing!!!!

We in Western Canada in Calgary jumped 7 cents a litre the day after. That would be 26.74 cents for a US gallon for those of you idiots that don't know metric.

At 1.169 a litre, we are paying over $4.41 for a US gallon while other parts of Canada are paying far more.

STAY AWAY FROM US FOR HOLIDAYS. True, we are friendly but our government with it's taxes is not.

[Edited by: knot2swift at 8/10/2012 11:20:11 PM EST]
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nimpy
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:15:20 PM

and I doubt if the prices will go down
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:13:42 PM

will kept going up if WE DO NOT HAVE CHANGE IN NOV.
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MrPony
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:10:31 PM

Five cents??? Our prices in North Carolina jumped about eight cents in one day!!!
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dylan126
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:10:22 PM

We did not have a refinery fire in Ohio and our prices jumped .35cents or better.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:05:55 PM

ok
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barbs24
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:01:07 PM

Sorry CA from VA but it will hit hear soon
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:00:47 PM

Prices here have gone up .03-.05 per day for the last two weeks. Up .40 since the first of July. I paid 3.66 on Wednesday and today we're at 3.73.
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cdanielwyke
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 9:54:13 PM

I've watched a 40 cent pop in less than a month. Stupid.
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gasgo123
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 9:50:50 PM

SC prices jumped almost 10 cents in about 48 hours.
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jad1960
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 9:50:30 PM

Our prices went up 19 cents a gallon today also but why?
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 9:45:33 PM

greed
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comprof
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 9:45:31 PM

They went up 9-10 cents in one day in North Houston.
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