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Rising Gas Prices: How Much Are You Paying?

Southern California gas prices spiked nine cents in 24 hours – the highest one-day increase of 2012 -- according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Gas prices are steadily on the rise, with some people predicting a $5 price tag being reached before the end of the month.

In the Riverside-San Bernardino area, regular gas cost $4.621, up from $4.479 Friday -- according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Fuel Gauge Report.

The Automobile Club of Southern California also reported that Southern California gas prices spiked nine cents in 24 hours this week – the highest one-day increase of 2012.

One month ago, regular gas was $4.147; one year ago today, regular gas was $3.795.

“Reportedly in recent weeks, local refineries were dropping production levels, exporting supply to Mexico and other countries, and allowing inventory to dwindle in anticipation of switching over to production of ‘winter blend’ gasoline; then a refinery power outage and a pipeline incident occurred on Monday that sent wholesale markets into a panic about the adequacy of California fuel supplies,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.

"In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $4.298, up 18.9 cents from last week, 15.6 cents higher than last month, and 48 cents more than last year," the Triple A reported earlier this week.

Anon October 07, 2012 at 05:36 AM
Well i am in sales and i have to drive
Interloper October 07, 2012 at 07:51 AM
And lose your job, your house and your car. Sign up for food stamps. Would this skew Prez Yomamma's decline in the unemployed? You bet it would. He will be there for you with big government to carry you, once the taxes are increased on the 28 people who still have jobs.
James Q. October 07, 2012 at 08:34 AM
Wow, all you conservatives that are blaming Obama, Brown, and other Democruds are so misguided and uninformed. Who do you think runs the oil companies?!? Not Democruds. It's your heroes, the Republican'ts, conservatives, and 1%ers. They are in control of the oil. And just a little f.y.i., there is no difference between "summer gas" and "winter gas". They are both the exact same. Those names are just an excuse for the greedy oil CEO's to jack the price up every year when they "have to switch over". Try researching the truth, and finding out all the shady stuff that oil companies, big corporations, and our own govt, are actually doing to us and this country. Smh. All politicians are bad, but at least Obama is a much lesser evil than Romnuts.
Roberto October 07, 2012 at 09:19 AM
Reformulated fuels i.e. winter blend - summer blend are mandated by the state of California & the EPA. Regulatory compliance has run jobs out of the country and in particular California. Now take off the liberal rose coloured glasses..
LBV Collins October 07, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Nawww, American... Bush had nuthin' to do with this. According to Fox News, "No president has the power to increase or to lower gas prices." 1. http://youtu.be/UzEnKdBAb_o
Mozzie October 07, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Funny the price rise is based on a shortage of gas... So everybody lines up to get gas. Why all of a sudden does everybody need gas at the same time? Seems like there would be less of a shortage if people would stick to their usual gas buying schedule instead of lining up just because there is a shortage. If you don't need, don't buy it. It can wait.
Father2Sons October 07, 2012 at 02:53 PM
The liberal blathering nonsense continues... Now, I am going to write this in, hopefully, simplistic enough so that even the shortest attention spans can follow the bouncing ball. We are not facing ridiculously priced gasoline due simply to some fat cat capitalist at the top of a large oil company - wouldn't that be convenient though. Rather, one must simply look to a lack of refining facilities, the lack of which, have are causing gasoline "production" shortages in California. Why do have a lack of refining facilities?? Well, I think one need not look farther than the liberal agenda that has roadblocked the construction of additional refining facilities and improvement to existing facilities. Add all of that to the deregulation of futures commodity trading that, guess who <<insert William Jefferson Clinton here>>, in the 90's and you have $5 - $6 a gallon gasoline and Lord only knows where it stops. Now back to you regularly scheduled liberal blathering.
Patrick Smith October 07, 2012 at 03:43 PM
“…under George W. Bush, the price of gasoline increased from $1.60 per gallon when he took office in January 2001 to $4.40 per gallon in July 2008, a jump of 275 percent.” –
Anon October 07, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Jeff if it were that simple!
Anon October 07, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Jeff in that case I guess my parents parents should not have had kids because food has gone up so much. Geez!
Mr. Logical October 07, 2012 at 05:11 PM
If Obama gets the blame for high gas prices in California, then does he get all the credit for the rest of America where the average cost of gas is $3.79 a gallon? Or, should we thank W for that?
Anon October 07, 2012 at 05:12 PM
No govt intervention. I need gas to work to buy food. Stater Bros uses gas to drive to the stores to deliver it. Gas goes up, so does food. It's an ugly circle. Drill here, drill now! Or lower my taxes o I can fill my tank instead of the tank of air force one!
Anon October 07, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Exactly Dog!
Ricki Lynn Miller October 07, 2012 at 05:14 PM
I was told that the Oil that is being drilled in states like OK and TX is being exported?! Kind of like our Avo's here in Cali get sent everywhere else and we pay $1 a piece if we are lucky. I really wish each state had control over it's own economy! That way we know who to hold accountable for the spending! It's hard to keep everything in my household paid when everytime I turn around someone has their hand out for more money because they haven't been accountable themselves. It really is this state of California!
V.W.D.S. October 07, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Election year! vote as many of the Dems out as possible!
Anon October 07, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Jeff like i said i am in sales, i go to san diego, Lancaster, long beach, san bernardino. It costs me more to make less. It sucks! We cant all sit home like you.
Anon October 07, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Yeah that's why you live in the IE! Geez! Good try!
Anon October 07, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Keep dreaming jeff! 1% ers are Meg Whitmans, not temeluians! Good try though!
hollyinsd October 07, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Real life is this: We live in a large state, most of us commute so we can survive. Unless you're like Jeff & Roberto who live in the Extravaganza Metropolis city of Temecula! If we all should be so lucky! We'd never have to drive! We'd just jump on our metro-horses & head on down to the local grain & metro-country store & buy our metro-farm fresh eggs & bread. Again, I'll eat another flip flop or even my red bottomed high heels that I earned by working... If darling, "political 'portfolio' owner" Roberto has anything in a portfolio that's more than a picture of his 8th grade year book. Yes, working, driving a vehicle, putting in 14 hour days & happily providing goods for our walk-a-thon buddy here Jeff to go purchase at his local store in the Metropolis City of Temecula! How, darling Jeff, do you anticipate your "goods" to arrive at the store?
hollyinsd October 07, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Reality check: We all need gasoline for our vehicles, trucks, 18-wheelers that bring "goods" to every store, metro or not, from across this great nation or.... Gasp!!!! Across seas from foreign countries on ships to trains to semi- trucks to even a little store in Jeff's Metropolis city!! We live in a large state. The only solution is to drill here & drill now. I hate political statements especially when I'm surrounded by a bunch of Metro-Temeculians but get real! It comes down to facts! We need gas in our vehicles! We need to afford it! We need change & not one of you has or will do a darn thing about it but blame politics! Or worse? One another!! Metropolitan City of Temecula!! Seriously?!?! There isn't a single part of Temecula or surrounding area that's walking distance to much! I don't even live there anymore but my family owns property there we refuse to sell to the city. It's beautiful California country, much untouched so get off your metro-horse & admit we all need gasoline! I'm as "green" as I can be but get real! Quit crying & instead of writing on this "glorious" Patch all day.Write some OFFICIALS!! Let your voice be heard!!
hollyinsd October 07, 2012 at 09:44 PM
The sad part is I attempted to open a link posted by this Patch that doesn't work & ended up here. Say a prayer people, take some action! Oh & Jeff, please quit acting like you live in downtown San Francisco or Manhattan b/c even Los Angeles isn't a foot traffic city. Good luck all & take some action! I would truly love to see how long a non-political statement stays on here. We need action! Blessings all!
hollyinsd October 07, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Wow, my first part of my comments got deleted. I'll restate them so it all makes sense. This is what we call freedom of speech. Perfect!
hollyinsd October 07, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Tole girl, if you show me a place in SD county in the last "48 hr was $4.07 a gallon" I'd happily & properly eat my flip flop. More political crap on another Temecula page. Shocking! American: Welcome to sales, been there, done that, owned that & that is how we get sloths like Jeff sitting at his computer & once in a while heading out to turn his composted container full of garbage.
tom October 07, 2012 at 10:54 PM
A man complained to Obama about the cost of gas. He tells the man to buy a new vehicle that gets better mileage. Reminds me of Marie Antoinette when the people said they had no food. Let them eat cake
D A October 07, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Actualy parts of LA are for foot traffic! have you ever been to the LA mission Lots of folks walk there.
tolegirl October 08, 2012 at 01:02 AM
gas was NOT $1.80 four years ago!
Diana October 08, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Oh Jeff step into reality we can't even get the roads that we have widened or repaired, for that matter in LE we can't even get a flippin sidewalk or crosswalks for our kids going to school, now we have no buses to transport them, my Son lives in Bear Creek with three kids that all go to school at different times, mass transit isn't going to get these kids to school. Please don't tell me that you live in wine country and you have everything that you need within walking distance because I am not buying it. I spend a great deal of time in Temecula and it is pretty spread out for what people need if they want to shop or dine. Of course I guess if you consider the local neighborhood Starbucks or circle K then yea.
hollyinsd October 08, 2012 at 02:17 AM
D A: Quite honestly, I have to agree. I've been to the L.A. Mission, worked my daughter's non-profit all along Skid Row & yes there is a ton of foot traffic. Tragic & inspiring in a million different ways but inspiring none the less. I too, needed gasoline to drive her there where her non-profit she started when she was 10yrs old brings hygene products, bottled water, shoes & sleeping bags to those who are willing to take it. So yes, I know Dtown L.A. in a heartbreaking way as well as a corporate way. Both ways unfortunately DA, we needed gas to get there. Jeff, you've said so many contradictory comments, I've literally posted them on a stream online. Just the sheer fact that you're unable to spell, say you don't want government in your life but have the reprehensible fortitude to say 1% for life is so beyond appalling I just laugh. You're unable to purchase a Mercedes? Out of your "free market"? YOU ARE A FRAUDULANT LIAR! AMERICAN::::: You keep doing what you do with your sales, you're human, humble & you unfortunately were attacked by someone with a thesaurus near by & the mouth & lies of the wicked devil on his post. Pathetic Jeff.
3j October 08, 2012 at 02:39 AM
All I have to say is it's killing my budget. I did not go anywhere or spend any money have to save it for the tank so I can get to work. How about mass transit? If only it offered realistic options. Where I work in SD county, it would take me a little under 5 hours to ride mass transit one way to work.
Father2Sons October 08, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Credit really? Considering it was under $2.00 a gallon when he took office.... Yah, stick with it.

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