CRUDE AWAKENING: Why the Gas Prices in California??

The refineries in LA are not running to full capacity because they’re switching over from Winter Gas to Summer Gas.  There are strict pollution control laws on additives from Summer Gas.  This is one other thing that drives up the cost.

People need to look at the history of driving in California.  Summer Gas is higher priced because the consumption is greater due to vacations, etc.  Also, the cost of producing gasoline with additives causes less pollution but costs more.  This is basic Economics 101 – Supply and Demand.

EXAMPLE: In San Diego, the closest refinery is in El Segundo – Long Beach.  So gas has to be trucked in.  Higher costs once again.

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About bettybyrd

Betty Byrd is an editor, author, and actress. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in creative writing, and furthered her literary career through graduate studies at Ohio State University. She was an editor for The Spectator, Ohio’s largest weekly newspaper, and has free – lanced for a national men’s magazine. Betty has appeared in film and television, as well as numerous commercials and mini-series. She is a voting member of the American Federation of Television Artists and also of the Screen Actors Guild. In 2002-2003 Betty was accepted into the Who’s Who of America and in 2007-2008, the Who’s Who of American Women. Her previous literary works include a novel, Trinity’s Daughter, for which she was honored as a local author by the San Diego Public Library. She is also a recipient of a first place fiction writing award for her new novel, Utopia, Texas at the prestigious Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference. Betty has had successful book-signings across the country to large crowds at local Barnes and Nobles and other bookstores. She has been featured in newspapers, and appeared on NBC – TV, and radio talk shows. Betty currently lives in Southern California with her husband and family.
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