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Gas prices may hit $4 for the first time since 2014

Jake Air

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I guess if it happens, I'll monitor the SMF queue and see if it's thinning out the herd.
I could perhaps take the gas hit if I get more ride requests.
It's about time the Ride Share companies adjust rates (as airlines do) based on fuel costs. Yea....that's going to happen. NOT.

***Trips to the gas station are about to get even more expensive for California drivers, according to GasBuddy.
Gas prices are spiking, and may reach as high as $4 in the coming weeks for the first time since 2014, when average prices peaked at around $4.15, according to data from the California Energy Commission.
GasBuddy, a web site that tracks gas prices nationally, said the increase has to do with ongoing refinery issues limiting supply. Refinery maintenance is slowing down production, it said.
Sacramento County prices remain near the American Automobile Association’s $3.80 state average, but Mono County is already averaging $4.48, and Humboldt and Trinity counties are hovering around $3.90.***
 

Declineathon

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I guess if it happens, I'll monitor the SMF queue and see if it's thinning out the herd.
I could perhaps take the gas hit if I get more ride requests.
It's about time the Ride Share companies adjust rates (as airlines do) based on fuel costs. Yea....that's going to happen. NOT.

***Trips to the gas station are about to get even more expensive for California drivers, according to GasBuddy.
Gas prices are spiking, and may reach as high as $4 in the coming weeks for the first time since 2014, when average prices peaked at around $4.15, according to data from the California Energy Commission.
GasBuddy, a web site that tracks gas prices nationally, said the increase has to do with ongoing refinery issues limiting supply. Refinery maintenance is slowing down production, it said.
Sacramento County prices remain near the American Automobile Association’s $3.80 state average, but Mono County is already averaging $4.48, and Humboldt and Trinity counties are hovering around $3.90.***
Im sure they will charge the pax more...but us? Yeah, your on your own in this life
 

UberDiaz

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I guess if it happens, I'll monitor the SMF queue and see if it's thinning out the herd.
I could perhaps take the gas hit if I get more ride requests.
It's about time the Ride Share companies adjust rates (as airlines do) based on fuel costs. Yea....that's going to happen. NOT.

***Trips to the gas station are about to get even more expensive for California drivers, according to GasBuddy.
Gas prices are spiking, and may reach as high as $4 in the coming weeks for the first time since 2014, when average prices peaked at around $4.15, according to data from the California Energy Commission.
GasBuddy, a web site that tracks gas prices nationally, said the increase has to do with ongoing refinery issues limiting supply. Refinery maintenance is slowing down production, it said.
Sacramento County prices remain near the American Automobile Association’s $3.80 state average, but Mono County is already averaging $4.48, and Humboldt and Trinity counties are hovering around $3.90.***
Same thing every year, it will go up then go down. Maybe last a month and then back down 50 cents. I might have to start finding a parking spot and shut the car off on occasion while looking for rides. 🤔
 

Jake Air

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I understand fuel prices traditionally go up this time of year, but the point is it hasn't cost this much to fill up in five years.
That's the news.
Also, I thought Trump promised low gas prices because he's such a fabulous deal-maker. :rollseyes:
 

btone31

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I understand fuel prices traditionally go up this time of year, but the point is it hasn't cost this much to fill up in five years.
That's the news.
Also, I thought Trump promised low gas prices because he's such a fabulous deal-maker. :rollseyes:
I blame folks running this state more than Trump. Seems we have to please the environmentalists.
 

Jake Air

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I blame folks running this state more than Trump. Seems we have to please the environmentalists.
I'm not blaming Trump, I'm mocking him for bring a phony.
There's a need for more refineries in CA. I don't know how that get's accomplished.
 

_justjosh

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I'm not blaming Trump, I'm mocking him for bring a phony.
There's a need for more refineries in CA. I don't know how that get's accomplished.
Oust all the damn crazy liberals from power in California. The problem with making promises at the national level is that usually California is exempt from it all.

The lawmakers here would rather @@@@ us over just to go against any GOP to prove a point or hold their ground.

From just my casual observation, gas prices have gone up $1.25 since new years. That's just using the Costco in Rocklin as my case study. Cheapest gas around, and it's not even cheap.
 

Jake Air

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Oust all the damn crazy liberals from power in California. The problem with making promises at the national level is that usually California is exempt from it all.

The lawmakers here would rather @@@@ us over just to go against any GOP to prove a point or hold their ground.

From just my casual observation, gas prices have gone up $1.25 since new years. That's just using the Costco in Rocklin as my case study. Cheapest gas around, and it's not even cheap.
Yea it's the "crazy liberals" fault for allowing gas prices to rise. Yea, that's the ticket. 🙄
 

UberBastid

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Yea it's the "crazy liberals" fault for allowing gas prices to rise. Yea, that's the ticket. 🙄
Some gas prices:

Charleston, NC: $2.41
San Francisco, CA: $4.11

Dallas, TX: $2.49
Seattle, WA: $3.69

Atlanta, GA: $2.32
Manhattan/NYC: $4.96

Is there a trend here?
 

_justjosh

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Some gas prices:

Charleston, NC: $2.41
San Francisco, CA: $4.11

Dallas, TX: $2.49
Seattle, WA: $3.69

Atlanta, GA: $2.32
Manhattan/NYC: $4.96

Is there a trend here?
One that they're blind to see. Which at this point it should be common knowledge. Like they're not even trying to disguise it anymore.
 

Jake Air

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Some gas prices:

Charleston, NC: $2.41
San Francisco, CA: $4.11

Dallas, TX: $2.49
Seattle, WA: $3.69

Atlanta, GA: $2.32
Manhattan/NYC: $4.96

Is there a trend here?
How can not everyone know that southern states have some of the lowest gas prices in the country because they're closer to America's oil-refining center along the Gulf Coast? (8 of the 10 largest petroleum refineries in the U.S. are located in TX, LA and MS) Obviously southern states benefit from lower pipeline tariff distribution costs because the gas doesn't have to travel as far to supply storage facilities.
But taxes, fuel blend, supply and demand, real estate prices to own and operate gas stations, all factor into pricing as well. And yes, it's true states that have less stringent environmental regulations on their refineries can produce fuel cheaper than states that have very strict regulations like California. So I have no idea what trend you're referring to.

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UberBastid

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How can not everyone know that southern states have some of the lowest gas prices in the country because they're closer to America's oil-refining center along the Gulf Coast? (8 of the 10 largest petroleum refineries in the U.S. are located in TX, LA and MS) So I have no idea what trend you're referring to.
Lemme help you:

Shell Martinez Refinery, Martinez, CA
Phillips 66 San Francisco Refinery, SF, CA
Valero Benicia Refinery, Benicia, CA
Valero Wilmington Refinery, Long Beach, CA
Tosoro Badging, Concord, CA
Tosoro Golden Eagle Refinery, Pacheco, CA
Atlantic Oil Company, Sutter, CA
Ramos Oil Refinery, Lincoln, CA
Tooley Oil Refinery, Roseville, CA
Tricor Refining LLC, Bakersfield, CA
Chevron Refinery, Richmond, CA
San Joaquin Refining, Bakersfield, CA
Santa Maria Refinery, Arroyo Grande, CA
World Oil Refining, South Gate, CA
Marathon Oil, Carson, CA

Texas gas tax 20 cents per gallon. 44th in the USA. Final gas prices 7th lowest in the country.
California gas tax 55.5 cents per gallon. 2nd in the USA. The number one, highest gas prices in the country.

Plus, California over taxes the real estate of the refinery, the tires that they put on their delivery trucks, the payroll tax of every employee, and, and and ... there is a lot of tax in California that California companies pay that Texas companies do not pay.

My conclusion is that Texas has much fewer weenie Socialists than we do.
 

UberDiaz

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I guess if it happens, I'll monitor the SMF queue and see if it's thinning out the herd.
I could perhaps take the gas hit if I get more ride requests.
It's about time the Ride Share companies adjust rates (as airlines do) based on fuel costs. Yea....that's going to happen. NOT.

***Trips to the gas station are about to get even more expensive for California drivers, according to GasBuddy.
Gas prices are spiking, and may reach as high as $4 in the coming weeks for the first time since 2014, when average prices peaked at around $4.15, according to data from the California Energy Commission.
GasBuddy, a web site that tracks gas prices nationally, said the increase has to do with ongoing refinery issues limiting supply. Refinery maintenance is slowing down production, it said.
Sacramento County prices remain near the American Automobile Association’s $3.80 state average, but Mono County is already averaging $4.48, and Humboldt and Trinity counties are hovering around $3.90.***
Gas prices will go down dont worry just weather the storm and you'll be fine
 

Jake Air

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Lemme help you:

Shell Martinez Refinery, Martinez, CA
Phillips 66 San Francisco Refinery, SF, CA
Valero Benicia Refinery, Benicia, CA
Valero Wilmington Refinery, Long Beach, CA
Tosoro Badging, Concord, CA
Tosoro Golden Eagle Refinery, Pacheco, CA
Atlantic Oil Company, Sutter, CA
Ramos Oil Refinery, Lincoln, CA
Tooley Oil Refinery, Roseville, CA
Tricor Refining LLC, Bakersfield, CA
Chevron Refinery, Richmond, CA
San Joaquin Refining, Bakersfield, CA
Santa Maria Refinery, Arroyo Grande, CA
World Oil Refining, South Gate, CA
Marathon Oil, Carson, CA

Texas gas tax 20 cents per gallon. 44th in the USA. Final gas prices 7th lowest in the country.
California gas tax 55.5 cents per gallon. 2nd in the USA. The number one, highest gas prices in the country.

Plus, California over taxes the real estate of the refinery, the tires that they put on their delivery trucks, the payroll tax of every employee, and, and and ... there is a lot of tax in California that California companies pay that Texas companies do not pay.

My conclusion is that Texas has much fewer weenie Socialists than we do.
How about this. You start by learning the difference between refineries and storage facilities and then we can delve into more of your nonsense.
 

_justjosh

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Chevron - El Segundo
Chevron - Richmond
Andeaver - Carson
Andeaver- Golden Eagle Martinez
PBF Energy - Torrance
Shell - Martinez
Valero - Benicia
Philips 66 - Wilmington
Phillip's 66 - Rodeo San Francisco
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UberBastid

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How about this. You start by learning the difference between refineries and storage facilities and then we can delve into more of your nonsense.
OK comrade.
I'll study up.

It must be difficult dealing with mouth breathing conservatives like me. Sorry. I am stupid.
Go back to your hand selected group of diverse socialists and laugh at the poor hicks.

When it all collapses .. don't head north.
Hwy 5 will be closed.
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I'm not blaming Trump, I'm mocking him for bring a phony.
There's a need for more refineries in CA. I don't know how that get's accomplished.
Of COURSE you don't.
I got an idea ... to entice companies and investors to build more refineries in California lets:
* Tax the shit out of them, take all the profit out,
* Call any one of a hundred commie organizations to protest as soon as the permits are pulled,
* Make the 'fees' for building millions and millions of dollars, and,
* Start a marketing campaign to stop the building.

Yea, that will work, won't it comrade?
 
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Jack Marrero

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I won't expect Uber nor Lyft to adjust the dates to drivers as the gas prices raise. In my opinion, you'll see more drivers quiting in low fare markets.
 

Uber_Yota_916

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Doesn’t look like the queues at smf is any lighter. It seem to me though that street drivers are way down in numbers. My guess is people think they use less fuel doing airport runs.
 
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