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Orange County Gas Prices Increase Slightly

Gas prices have gone up 30 consecutive days.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in Orange County increased two-tenths of a cent Saturday, the smallest increase since Jan. 25, the first day of a 30-day streak of rising prices.

The Orange County average price of $4.311 is 6.7 cents more than one week ago, 59 cents more than one month ago and 12.5 cents more than one year ago.

The Orange County average price is at its highest amount since Oct. 25.

-City News Service

JustUs February 23, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Gas prices increase slightly? heh. At a discount station yesterday I paid $4.29 a gallon. Many stations are probably charging $4.35 a gallon or even more. This is what they do. They raise the gas prices to high levels and when the people start to complain they back off a little. When the emotions dies down they raise them higher than the last time....and then back off when the people complain. It's vicious cycle. If you watch the AVERAGE price of a gallon of gas over, let's say, 2 years periods you would see a significant jump. Now if we get gas at $3.25 to $3.50 a gallon we consider it a bargain. $3.50 a gallon 5 years ago would have been considered price gouging. There is NO REASON for the price of gas to go higher. There are no new wars in oil producing countries. There were no refinery fires. We are not in the process of converting from one type of fuel to another. There is only one reason for it: THE ONES WHO PROFIT FROM IT CAN RAISE IT AT WILL FOR NO GOOD ECONOMIC REASON OTHER THAN TO MAKE MORE PROFITS FROM IT. Soon you will consider $4.25 a gallon a big bargain too. Open up your eyes, folks.
Homer February 24, 2013 at 02:10 AM
Squeeze... Oh, boy! Prices are only up 12.5 cents over the price a year ago. We should be happy; right? Funny how that sounds like a positive statement. As if the refineries were doing us "right" by only raising the price 12.5 cents. There was a time when the price per gallon was under $2. And you don't have to be that old to remember when the price per gallon was under $1. I heard Obama had a plan to lower the pump price of gasoline for those persons who were classified as "low income" earners. To offset the pricing discount, those persons earning an annual income greater than the prior classification would pay the difference plus the average price per gallon. All of this would be claimed on your new federal tax return. For California residents, the new tax form would be designated a "State California Refinery Excise Worksheet," or in tax lingo a 10-40SCREW.
jeff s February 24, 2013 at 02:28 PM
We are all slaves.
Jim Sparks February 24, 2013 at 08:11 PM
Stop complaining. Obama said an interview several years ago that he wanted to see gas prices around $8.95 per gallon. You elected him. Suck it up and live with it.
Jim Sparks February 24, 2013 at 08:19 PM
Stop complaining. Obama said in an interview several years ago that he wanted to see gas prices around $8.95 per gallon. You elected him. Suck it up and live with it.
JustUs February 24, 2013 at 08:33 PM
I elected him? hah. I was warning people at the pumps not to vote for King Obama unless they wanted to go into hock putting gas in their tanks. We're now back over $4.30 a gallon and the media is hardly mentioning it. That just goes to show how people are desensitized to higher and higher gas prices. Like I said earlier, in a couple years people will consider $4.25 gas prices a bargain. The oil companies (poltitical sugar daddies) come out smelling like a rose and gas prices in California are a progressive tax on the citizens. The higher the price the bigger the cut for the state and the Feds. So if they can't rescind Prop 13 they'll just get us at the pumps. WATCH THE PATTERN: Higher gas prices - consumer pushback - price temporarily cut until emotions subside - increase price higher than it was previously - consumer pushback - price temporarily cut until emotions subside - increase price higher than it was previously.....wash, rinse and repeat. Not that difficult to figure out.
Johnny_Utah February 24, 2013 at 10:36 PM
I have a Prius and I am not a liberal. I am just thankful for this slow car that requires less gas.
Johnny_Utah February 24, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Patch suspended me via Avery and fart checker. I had to put the underscore. I'll probably be banned again. Wait for it...
JustUs February 24, 2013 at 11:47 PM
Since Avery is a blogger he is a club member apparently he can attack, insult and harass at will without even an admonishment by name. You should start your own blog, Johnny. Maybe they would leave you alone too.
Alberto Barrera February 25, 2013 at 12:19 AM
This is what we get when there's no competition between refineries within the state. Gas would easily be $3.90 right now if we didn't restrict ourselves to gas made only in our state. This is what radical environmentalism gets us.

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