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Thanks for the gas-price hike, Harvey (big jerk)

Predictable, even though West Coast's supply and main facility uninterrupted

Local gas prices jumped around 10 cents a gallon overnight on August 30, in response to the destruction and flooding from Hurricane Harvey. San Diego gas prices started rising slightly on August 25, the day Harvey was supposed to hit shore.

Most San Diego–area branded stations are now over the $3-a-gallon threshold while the news from Texas is that 40 percent of their oil production is shut down. Pipelines that supply gas to the gulf states and the East Coast were also affected.

Locally, the highest-priced gas is at two stations on Coronado, where it is approaching the $4 mark ($3.91 a gallon as of 2:30 p.m. on August 31). However, prices (paying cash, regular gas) remain under $3 at most independent stations, seven of the top ten lowest being in the Escondido area. However, San Diego County’s lowest price is at the Noil station at 1605 Cactus Road (at the corner of Otay Mesa Road) at $2.45 a gallon.

As news of the impacts of the hurricane spread, many local Facebook posters predicted the price rise; others pointed out that California’s oil prices shouldn’t be affected by the disaster in Texas. Our oil comes from Alaska, and the West Coast’s largest refinery in Torrance is in full production.

The disaster price spike nationwide is a result of “shifting global oil flows,” says Associated Press business reporter David Koenig.

In the same report, gasbuddy.com analyst Patrick Dehaan reported the spike should top out at 20 cents a gallon. Fortunately, gasbuddy.com reported that as of the evening of August 31, gas prices in San Diego County are “stable.”

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Local gas prices jumped around 10 cents a gallon overnight on August 30, in response to the destruction and flooding from Hurricane Harvey. San Diego gas prices started rising slightly on August 25, the day Harvey was supposed to hit shore.

Most San Diego–area branded stations are now over the $3-a-gallon threshold while the news from Texas is that 40 percent of their oil production is shut down. Pipelines that supply gas to the gulf states and the East Coast were also affected.

Locally, the highest-priced gas is at two stations on Coronado, where it is approaching the $4 mark ($3.91 a gallon as of 2:30 p.m. on August 31). However, prices (paying cash, regular gas) remain under $3 at most independent stations, seven of the top ten lowest being in the Escondido area. However, San Diego County’s lowest price is at the Noil station at 1605 Cactus Road (at the corner of Otay Mesa Road) at $2.45 a gallon.

As news of the impacts of the hurricane spread, many local Facebook posters predicted the price rise; others pointed out that California’s oil prices shouldn’t be affected by the disaster in Texas. Our oil comes from Alaska, and the West Coast’s largest refinery in Torrance is in full production.

The disaster price spike nationwide is a result of “shifting global oil flows,” says Associated Press business reporter David Koenig.

In the same report, gasbuddy.com analyst Patrick Dehaan reported the spike should top out at 20 cents a gallon. Fortunately, gasbuddy.com reported that as of the evening of August 31, gas prices in San Diego County are “stable.”

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Ken, two of the quotes above mention what "shouldn't" or "should" happen. The issue here is the nature of the petro markets, especially those affecting gasoline. What should happen here in California to the price of motion lotion is just about nothing. We are repeatedly told, especially when the price of motor fuels in the rest of the nation are dropping, is that the usual rules don't apply here. And the reason given is that we are a sort of "gasoline island" that has little connection to the rest of the world. Ahh, but when there is some excuse to boost the retail price of gasoline or diesel fuel, that's just what happens. Some of that is speculation, but mostly I think it is just greed.

Add to the above the fact that we already pay a premium price for the product, not all of which is due to state taxes, and there's no justification for these boosts. The sellers are in it to get as high a price as they can, collusion seems likely on an ongoing basis, and they can play games with us. And that's what these price rises are, a part of an expensive game that we play in California, one where the consumers just about always lose.

Aug. 31, 2017

Right as always Visduh!

Sept. 2, 2017

Story Update: As of 6:45 a.m. 9/2/17 the $4.00 mark has been reached

Highest Regular Gas Prices in the Last 36 hours Price Station Area Thanks 3.99 76 2804 Garnet Ave & Mission Bay Dr Pacific Beach

Sept. 2, 2017

"California’s oil prices shouldn’t be affected by the disaster in Texas. Our oil comes from Alaska, and the West Coast’s largest refinery in Torrance is in full production." Wouldn't it be righteous if all the excess profit soaked off Californians who bought California-refined gasoline after this Texas tragedy could be donated to the efforts to rebuild and restore the victims of the hurricane and floods?

Sept. 3, 2017

No, Marty. It would be righteous if we were not overcharged and overtaxed, and had money to willingly donate to good causes.

Sept. 4, 2017

STORY UPDATE: Gas prices in San Diego are slowly, very slowly, coming back down. The high price of gas in SoCal at this time, when Texas oil and gas is flowing again, is nothing but profit-taking by the wholesalers.

Sept. 25, 2017

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