Friday, April 14, 2006

Gas Has Jumped 17 Cents This Week

Gee, just in time for Christians to fill their tanks to go visit their Christian families out of town for Easter, gas suddenly jumps up an inordinate amount.
Anyone who claims Bush is not responsible for these ridiculous hikes should think back to the gas shortage during Jimmy Carter's presidency. He sure as hell took the rap for that.
Meanwhile, my big sister sent this handy link: for you to find the cheapest gas prices in your area.

And just in case you're in the mood to see the poisonous legacy Bush is creating in Iraq:


MJ said...

I paid $3.15 for regular unleaded yesterday. That's $60 to fill up my Honda. The owner of the station (who I kind of know, he's also my mechanic) said that here in PS we can expect RU to hit about $3.40 and high test to hit $3.85 before it goes back down again. Gotta love So. Cal living! Fuggers.

Karen Zipdrive said...

So.Cal has plenty of refineries (think El Segundo) so the only reasons for the astronomically high prices there are 1. demand and 2. Blue state.

Get a load of this:

For Leading Exxon to Its Riches, $144,573 a Day
Lee R. Raymond, who retired from Exxon in December, was
paid more than $686 million from 1993 to 2005.

MJ said...

Our local rag reported yesterday that the rise in cost is due in part to:

"California state emission standards which require gasoline to emit less contaminants in summer because of increased driving during those months ... The change in blends also makes it convenient for refineries to perform routine maintenance that slows production and raises prices."

Gee, I feel so much better now. Why does my ass still hurt?