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Refinery problems send California gas prices skyrocketing

Contra Costa Times -- 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.

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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:02:13 PM

JEric: or maybe "we only rip you off a little bit over here..."?
Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 1:53:42 PM

On Oct 4, 2012 11:00:52 PM, Suzy7Q wrote:

>Just one time the Oil companies could take the hit.

The oil companies are not charitable organizations. On the other hand, given my experience with church-sponsored hospitals, they can invoice with the best.
nauzad
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 5:50:53 PM

ok.
J Eric
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 3:57:51 PM

If this keeps up, GasBuddy will have to change its slogan - "Find Cheap Gas Prices In California" - to "Find Barely-Acceptable Gas Prices That Only Gouge You Somewhat." Like Irwin says in the Sit n' Sleep ads - "You're Killing Me!"
DerHahn
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 2:16:15 PM

i've seen many stating that obama is out raising prices. perhaps it's instead being the romneycacts behind it. :-)
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 10:39:09 AM

OH...NO
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 9:22:56 AM

I hope the Shell refinery workers are getting plenty of overtime.
lazydoggs3
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 8:57:04 AM

Cooler weather is here this week that usually means little gas price relief with it hope my tank can wait a week to see this
flagtown25
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 8:16:23 AM

Bad news
remay
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 7:40:38 AM

Should be a wake-up call for those in the rest of the US.
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 6:15:23 AM

Enron
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 5:24:26 AM

Yikes!
Bill100
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 3:06:47 AM

The land of fruit, nuts, and now cost-prohibitive driving.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 11:09:20 PM

Watch California grind to a halt.
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 11:09:05 PM

California has high gas prices.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 11:00:59 PM

ok
Suzy7Q
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 11:00:52 PM

Just one time the Oil companies could take the hit.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:58:46 PM

ANY EXCUSE.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:55:13 PM

shame
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:55:08 PM

No sympathy here.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:52:09 PM

crappy news.
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:51:43 PM

Any excuse works for these rascals.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:51:02 PM

Just glad I don't live in California.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:48:18 PM

Debut that's the real reason...
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:46:21 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:41:31 PM

Lolz
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:41:11 PM

30mpg80 surmises:

"Sounds like time to truck in supplies from nearby states, and declare an emergency temporary exemption on gasoline volatiles."

Well, yes, that SOUNDS sensible. HOWEVER, California has its own pollution and environmental regulations, including its OWN gasoline formula. Only California refineries are licensed to produce gasoline for California; it can't be imported.

Isn't that a nice cushy arrangement for the regulators?
SavALot
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:39:52 PM

Yet another reason for soaring prices
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:37:35 PM

Figures.
E-Squirrel
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:37:25 PM

Busymomma56 whines:

"The refineries mess up and the people pay. When do they take some responsibility for their mess ups?"

Refiners don't make any money either when the refinery isn't running. Ever heard of "supply and demand"? This is the "supply" part affecting the price.
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:37:20 PM

gas lines are a coming...
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:36:56 PM

California leads the way with no planning for this at all.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:34:04 PM

Imagine that!
hammer219115
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:32:35 PM

Again?
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:32:32 PM

Here we go again.
truckguy115
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:30:47 PM

this wil only rush in the crash in gasoline prices right along with what ever economic recovery there is. just in time for th election.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:30:42 PM

Sheesh!
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:30:19 PM

any excuse to gouge
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:28:47 PM

This hurts!
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:28:43 PM

The station operators do not make a lot of money but if they have no product they will not make anything , regardless of the cost to them.
VanIsleLes
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:28:23 PM

Very unfair
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:27:19 PM

this hurts
biscuitranch
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:25:35 PM

Oh darn, they need to raise their prices. How convenient.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:24:03 PM

I bet
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:23:23 PM

More refineries are needed.
firefly09
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:22:09 PM

And we have to pay for it.
pgerassi
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:21:16 PM

SOP when you pile on tons of regulations to previously OK operations.
Busymomma56
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:18:24 PM

Another excuse. The refineries mess up and the people pay. When do they take some responsibility for their mess ups?

MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:16:25 PM

Pitiful. Especially so when this could be avoided.
30mpg80
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:15:49 PM

Sounds like time to truck in supplies from nearby states, and declare an emergency temporary exemption on gasoline volatiles.
Wierbe
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:14:48 PM

Good time to not be in California.
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