Valin Posted October 6, 2012 Share Posted October 6, 2012 Ricochet: George Savage 10/5/12 California is now a red state, at least from the perspective of retail gasoline prices (heat map published by GasBuddy). Why are prices here so much higher than elsewhere in the nation, including areas just over the border? California has made itself a closed market for auto fuel by mandating expensive seasonal gasoline blends, purportedly to reduce air pollution--nobody ever compares the contribution made by special fuels to those from automotive clean air technology generally. Each seasonal changeover presents one more opportunity for a supply-disrupting refinery mishap and skyrocketing local prices, such as the current fiasco, which is sending local prices to $5 per gallon and climbing. (Snip) 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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