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Gas Prices Continue to Rise

Shortages are forcing gas prices to soar.

If you've already filled your gas tank count yourself lucky. 

Some stations in Southern California were selling gas as high as $5.69 a gallon Friday morning as the state continued to suffer a price spike.

"We are looking at the highest California prices ever," Tom Kloza of the Oil Price Information Service told the Los Angeles Daily News.

The article blames the shortages on a closed refinery, a contaminated fuel line, and the fact that California gas isn't exchangeable with out-of-state fuels because of our stricter environmental laws.

Local prices have been rising but are still a lot lower than the panic levels in the south. According to gasbuddy.com, the ARCO located at 7249 Village Parkway and Amador Valley Boulevard had the best price in the area at $4.39 a gallon on Friday.

Tim October 05, 2012 at 11:34 PM
It's time to march on Sacramento and DEMAND that the out of control, unelected bureaucracy that is the California Air Resources Board WAIVE these regulations for "special blended gasoline" until supply levels are restored to normal levels. This is a CA problem, NOT a national problem. Crude prices have dropped below 90 a barrel and gasoline prices (retail and wholesale) are falling nationally. We could be importing fuel from neighboring states RIGHT NOW. The state of CA is gouging us, NOT "Big Oil"
matt costa October 06, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Most people have no idea what CARB is or what their existence costs Californians. Wanna save the state and taxpayers some money, Moonbeam?....get rid of CARB.

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