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Report: Western refineries made gas during price spikes

USAToday -- Research released Thursday shows West Coast refineries continued to produce gas even though told they were temporarily shut down, leading to price spikes in May and October.

The report, based on environmental documents reviewed by McCullough Research, finds that gas supplies were building in May, when West Coast drivers paid at least 50 cents more than the national average.

Californians were walloped by the October spike, blamed partly on an August fire at the Chevron refinery near San Francisco: about 66 cents per gallon more than historical patterns and inventories.

The study writes that "though California is the focus, the conclusions carry national implications, especially because they highlight how little real information on pricing is publicly available, or available to regu


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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 12:52:22 AM


Interesting points Currency Pro from Vancouver. Definitely something to think about.

Of course, the industry spin doctor is always ready to spew a fresh load of industry propaganda.

These industry types have convinced themselves that if they just keep telling the same lies ...

Thing is, we are so on to what a bunch of liars they are.

They know they are lying.

We know they are lying.

Oil & gas is a dirty, greedy business run on lies, deception & industry generated hype.

Time for some change that is based on legitimate science and legitimate facts.

Currency_Pro
Veteran Author Vancouver

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 12:16:26 AM

I love so much how Gasbuddy on social media and elsewhere were rationalizing the spike in Gas prices back then. It was clear to me then and even more clear to me know that Gasbuddy has an investment in the oil market.

And of course, we are STILL to believe those companies like Gasbuddy and MJ Mervin and the so called oil analysts rationalizing the oil company's spike in Gas prices.

LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 8:32:40 PM


In this article the California law makers have nothging tio do with this spike in Gas. It is clearly greed, manipulation, and profit for the Big Oil companies driving this.
frostyWV
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:59:08 PM

just shows how bad news effects gas prices.
mstearno
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:57:50 PM

this is news?
nemoFL
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:57:28 PM

as ever
Dragnet
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:55:10 PM

Liberal Calif always pays more because of the corrupt government in that state.
THX138
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:55:02 PM

So?
repeater1
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:54:50 PM

Even if they were on their last leg, they would refine all of the gas they can until the price comes down and then nothing would get refined.
Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:54:15 PM

just more Gouging by the oil companies.
fenster66
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:54:10 PM

interesting...
vibdata
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:54:08 PM

Why would there be a spike in price if the market was awash?
nomad228
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:52:40 PM

dont' trust big earl any further than i could kick em with my bum leg.now maybe californians will park their vehicles on the main roads and see how fast the gov'ment reacts to lower prices around the world. :)
nru
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:47:48 PM

An oil company lie to you??? You must be kidding - they should be allowed to regulate themselves too.
TheSnowstorm
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:42:39 PM

More corruption and greed at play.
ACTown
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:41:13 PM

The bad thing was they lied about it and used it to gain more profit.
rd2000
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:39:38 PM

All down to greed
bigdipperMS
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:39:03 PM

Welcome to the wacky world of California. These people are determined to tax and spend their selfs out of existence.
gd83goldwinger
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:38:45 PM

Heres another art. that why are gas prices going up.
MG_Sputnik
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:38:18 PM

Your mean they were lying? How dare them?
SteveSeattle
All-Star Author Seattle

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:37:58 PM

Stop/reduce driving & take public transportation are the ways to beat high gasoline prices.
DEG
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:36:30 PM

Big Oil and Big Government in collusion to squeeze money out of the average citizen (government gets increased revenue without calling it a tax).
fuelsaverMN
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:35:00 PM

gAs prices have gone up in minneapolis.
fuelsaverMN
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:34:33 PM

NOBAMA AND HIS CRONIES WILL GO DOWN IN TIME.
fuelsaverMN
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:33:58 PM

Thann why is gas at the pump higher?
SavALot
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:30:13 PM

Not following regulations
OGW
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:27:48 PM

The price of living in California but it will soon fall into the Pacific, so prices will not matter.
shari128
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:27:23 PM

I'm sure they did, and we paid the price!!
Azimuthal
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:26:55 PM

This affects all of us1
serrog
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:26:50 PM

sad
REKEY
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:15:59 PM

Tax that refinery!
Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:14:55 PM

Oh no!
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:14:41 PM

Glad I don't live out west...
regasaz
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:14:07 PM

Another reason to avoid California if possible.
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:12:46 PM

Unfortunate for CA
fieldt
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:10:28 PM

Sorry California.
JCI46009IN
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:08:26 PM

Big Oil sucks!!!!!!
30mpg80
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:08:20 PM

Manipulation of the market to increase gasoline prices? When has that ever happened?
LQQKGAS
Champion Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:06:19 PM


Manipulation!

Monopoly!

Corruption!

Greed!
drz614
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:05:28 PM

hmmm msm didnt report this right?
TXGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:05:06 PM

You can have CA.
firefly09
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:03:58 PM

No Kidding???
mrbee
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:02:55 PM

Really?
walkingtall
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 8:58:43 PM

Who is to blame here?
gass12
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 8:57:19 PM

This isn!t the 1st time they lied to us.
GDAE
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 8:56:44 PM

And yet they say there's no price fixing.
jackster111
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 8:56:22 PM

figures that they would do something like this
toadNY
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 8:56:09 PM

The only way for the middle class is to be come one of the 47%.
PrettyLittleLady
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 8:55:03 PM

So what are you gonna do about it?
Bleeder
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 8:54:36 PM

Prices are still way too high.
Blue48
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 8:47:05 PM

AND THIS SHOCKS US..HOW?
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