QH's Paw wrote:I paid 2.84 about a week and a half ago. Same station is at 3.09 now.
Pretty ridiculous when people think those prices are good. No reason gas shouldn't be under 2.00.
If I remember right, there are 32 different formulations for different areas around the country. the most expensive to make are the ones in the south and for california. This is one reason for the price variance. If all those additives were not mandated, then yes, gas could be sold for under $2/gal.
We used to be one of the least regulated states in the US. Then, in 2011, we started regulating by CARB, basically, California regulations. Didn't make a difference in pricing. Those are just BS excuses the gas companies use to justify what they do. Can you explain why, now, right before another traditional holiday(Thanksgiving), the gas is back on the rise. It's not like the holiday is a last minute thing. Gas going up prior to traditional travel holidays has been a general practice longer than I have been alive. Their excuse, the increase in consumption. Again, it is no secret the holiday is coming. Why not increase production to get ready. Well, actually, they do increase to get ready for the extra .20+ per gallon. There is no shortage of gas during these timeframes. Same as their excuse for diesel and heating oil going up during winter or heading into winter. Winter comes every year.