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Re: Gas Prices

PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:11 pm
by ergot
How Tropical Storm Harvey will impact California gas prices
I had no idea that California was so self-sufficient when it came to gasoline. Makes sense though. Californians drive more than just about anybody and so our economy would come to a crashing halt if the supply of petrol were to run out!

Re: Gas Prices

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:26 am
by deathvalleyjake
Latest reports are that Hurricane Harvey has already caused the nationwide average price for a gallon of gas to increase by a few cents. If oil refineries along the Texas coast remain closed for any length of time the price could go up substantially. No shortages are in the forecast at this point, but if complications should develop due to damage not detected at this point, the worst case scenario is pretty bad. Not that the worst case scenario is very likely, but you never know.

Re: Gas Prices

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:27 am
by wildrose
I wonder if Irma will compound the problem caused by Harvey. I'd expect that if so that the east coast would be impacted more heavily than the west coast, but any impact anywhere will cause a ripple effect across the country and probably in other countries as well. I've noticed an increase in the price of gas already, but I have some apprehension about how much higher it could go.

Re: Gas Prices

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:11 am
by recluse
So far I haven't noticed much of a change in gas prices. I think maybe twenty cents per gallon at most and that's about it. If no other hurricanes hit in the next several weeks, then prices will probably return to normal soon enough, but another big one hitting an area critical to gas production could be a problem.

Re: Gas Prices

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:12 am
by surfsteve
Gas "Shortage" Caused by Manufactured Fear, NOT Reality

Re: Gas Prices

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:31 am
by mrfish
Effort to repeal gas tax underway
I'm actually in favor of taxing based on usage. The state must raise funds one way or the other and those who burn the most gas should pay the most tax. That incentivizes the use of efficient vehicles and encourages people to plan their trips judiciously.

Re: Gas Prices

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:23 am
by Sparky of SoCal
mrfish wrote:Effort to repeal gas tax underway
I'm actually in favor of taxing based on usage. The state must raise funds one way or the other and those who burn the most gas should pay the most tax. That incentivizes the use of efficient vehicles and encourages people to plan their trips judiciously.


I would like to see the State audit where the current tax money is being used. Verify that there is no waste. Hard to believe a State this big with so much going on doesn't have areas that can be cut and money spent wiser. Then come back and ask for more money if needed. Then again we know that won't happen, the voters don't want that to happen. I know the voters want to pay more taxes without questioning why or where all the other tax money is going. I know because they keep voting the same type of people to office.