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Gas Price Sticker Shock Blamed on Chevron

MSNBC -- Gas prices have pushed back over the $4 mark and AAA says you can blame last week's refinery fire.

California’s average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline is $4.10. That is up 40 cents from the last AAA survey on July 10.

“The recent fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond has created a short-term spike in gas prices across many parts of the Pacific Northwest and Nevada,” said AAA's Cynthia Harris. “It still remains to be seen how long the impact of the fire will be felt."

The refinery is not the only reason for the spike. Positive economic news for the country and higher global crude oil prices are also cited for the increase as well as a new concern about geopolitical tensions with Iran and what that could potentially mean to oil supplies in the Middle East.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 6:07:43 AM

the usual Pig Oil excuses.
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Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 9:14:58 AM

holdover story from yesterday
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 8:04:01 AM

There is enough BLAME to go around.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 6:43:22 AM

Too many refinery fires, high crude oil prices, high prices at the pump. When will ALL refineries have far superior fire suppression devices to smother the fire immediately with foam, etc.!
Barry's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the jobs are Not here. Barry's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continues to be down – no matter how smoooooth talking Barry spins those numbers and he can spin them very well! People will still drive and buy fuel no matter what but it sure helps to have a job too! Can't there be some 'hope and change' soon, very soon?
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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OHMS
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 3:56:48 AM

POTUS
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 3:30:03 AM

Thanks to Obama.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:58:39 AM

Another fire at a refinery today in Indiana .BP
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:25:32 AM

Old 'news'.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:14:25 AM

need to blame someone
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:10:06 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:07:47 AM

anybody else?
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:07:13 AM

The Chevron right down the street has almost the lowest price in Dallas.
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I would blame it on the Republicans in Congress!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:06:00 AM

wow--did I read that right ? It was NOT blamed on George Bush ???
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:05:53 AM

more excuses from our govt which has done nothing over the past 20 yrs while watching refineries shut down, and not requiring new ones to be built. One refinery hiccups, and gas prices shoot up! Why has govt allowed this situation to happen in the first place?
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:05:17 AM

Gotta have a scapegoat
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:04:55 AM

does anyone think that all the SUV's might have something to do with the supply of gas? and is it more or less than our "leaders" flying around the country seeking our vote?
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:04:22 AM

the finger of blame strikes again.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:04:10 AM

a fire is causing prices to rise?
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:03:59 AM

Jumpin' N the ATL
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:03:14 AM

Plenty of blame to go around.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:03:07 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:02:09 AM

Plenty of fingers to point.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:59:41 PM

I find it odd that the gas prices rising are blamed for some issues that happen almost within a week such as the Martinez chevron refinery fire. The turn around takes much longer than that, I feel if the wind blows the wrong way price gouging runs unchecked with no accountability.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:59:31 PM

meaningful underinvestment in refinery capacity the past couple of decades
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:58:44 PM

they are not the only one
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:56:02 PM

Yes i do blame high gas prices on Chevron
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:52:51 PM

What about the rest of the country?
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:52:06 PM

The RECENT spike in gas prices in California might be attributed to the refinery fire, but out Federal government can take the blame for most of the high prices that ALL Americans pay for fuel.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:50:15 PM

Fire, Iran, bad weather, whatever just about anything that justifies higher prices
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:47:17 PM

SURE..WHY NOT!
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:45:05 PM

gas prices jump because of everything.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:42:52 PM

Somebody's has to be at the end of the pointy finger.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:37:32 PM

I wish I could charge my customers more for burning up my outdated equipment. Guess you just need LOTS of money.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:30:34 PM

Not quite believing all of it !
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:29:50 PM

ok, let them go down now
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:28:00 PM

Higher gas prices result in higher food prices :(
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:27:50 PM

What makes people think Mitt Robme will do any better? Bush had high gas prices,Obama has high gas prices and Robme will have the same.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:26:31 PM

prices are outrageous! if anyone reading this has enough power to lower gas price at my gas station!! please do so immediately!! carol stream IL please!! we need to eat!

have you seen the prices of peanut butter? ice cream? cream? omg!!
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:26:02 PM

so why did prices jump 40 cents a gallon in the chicago area then?
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:25:45 PM

Any excuse will do!
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:25:06 PM

We need higher gas prices to make more incentives for alternative energy and push up my 401K portfolio

[Edited by: lovetosavegas at 8/15/2012 11:25:28 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:21:22 PM

I don't care what AAA says - gas prices are too high.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:20:49 PM

GREED is to blame!
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:19:43 PM

more BS
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:16:59 PM

Excuses, excuses...
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:16:29 PM

have to blame something , some event, some war...what else
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:15:01 PM

Okay!
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blah blah blah, some story, different day
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