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How much is gasoline at the pump where you live? (current week cheapest you have   The Consumer You: Marketplace

Started 4/12/21 by $1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S); 7497 views.
Kathy (katbad)

From: Kathy (katbad) 

4/27/21

these aren't new regulations. California has always been a highly regulated and has consistently higher prices for that reason. Ditto Massachusetts. CA isn't the reason for the most recent price hikes

Kathy (katbad)

From: Kathy (katbad) 

4/27/21

WALTER784 said...

Nice try, but Abbot and Texas have nothing to do with OPEC!

apparently, you missed the 'and' - those are two primary reasons for the price hike

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

4/27/21

You forgot the Alaskan pipeline, which was shut down.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

4/27/21

I saw a picture of a California gas pump. Regular was was $4.59 a gallon.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

4/28/21

Kathy (katbad) said...

WALTER784 said...

Nice try, but Abbot and Texas have nothing to do with OPEC!

apparently, you missed the 'and' - those are two primary reasons for the price hike

No... I didn't miss it. We didn't import much oil in 2020, but we are importing it now. Thus OPEC prices didn't affect our 2020 gas prices. But when current admin decided to stop fracking and local drilling as well as cancelling the pipeline, we became dependent on OPEC because we had to import rather than procure locally. And when OPECs prices went up, the price of gas went up with it.

That is the primary reason for gas prices going up... neither Abbot nor Texas nor OPEC! We were oil independent and thus OPEC prices didn't affect us. But as soon as current admin kicked in new policies... we became oil dependent and thus OPEC prices are higher than what we previously procured gas locally for and thus the price hike.

And on top of that... add in California's blend gas which an additional increase and wala... yet another addition gas hike specifically for California.

FWIW

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From: Showtalk 

4/28/21

They are talking about a national gas tax for infrastructure because gas isn’t expensive enough already.  They may as well squeeze out what they can from drivers.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

4/28/21

Showtalk said...

They are talking about a national gas tax for infrastructure because gas isn’t expensive enough already.  They may as well squeeze out what they can from drivers.

Well then... add the infrastructure tax which current admin approved and you have yet another gas price hike as well... on top of the OPEC rise in price and California's blend gas hike.

Again... absolutely nothing to do with either Abbot or Texas... but current admin's policies.

 

FWIW

 

 

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

4/28/21

It’s very obviously due to the administration, since the prior administration and some of the lowest gas prices and more oil favoring policies.  There were also many jobs lost as a result.

SMollick

From: SMollick 

Apr-30

I live in San Francisco. I paid $4.10/ gallon this morning. 

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Apr-30

Sorry I just saw your post.  I gave you voice so you can post directly.  That is high!  I thought most people in SF don’t have cars due to lack of parking.

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