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CA, OR, WA motorists see big hikes as national average falls

GasBuddy Blog -- We mentioned it was coming a few days ago. Hundreds of you shared the story that we wrote, "West Coast Motorists: Prepare to get clobbered", and clobbered is what you're getting. In an update to that story, so far in the last week, prices have risen sharply. If you're not on the West Coast, skip down to the last paragraph to see what we expect outside this region.

Prices across California are seeing an average increase of 14-cents per gallon in the last week alone, with some cities seeing much bigger increases. Here are some of the increases compared to last Monday:
Santa Barbara, up 17c/gal
San Jose, up 14c/gal
San Fran, up 12c/gal
San Diego, up 13c/gal
Sacramento, up 13c/gal
Orange County, up 17c/gal...


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Submitted May 14, 2012 By: PD
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BANKIS2
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:22:07 AM

so glad i don't live there
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:20:27 AM

interest[ng
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:18:53 AM

And this is new?............................
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bodu
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:18:15 AM

Will it peak or equal those prices in the UK?
Knew it coming.
Saw it coming.
See it coming.
Bending over...
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lpatti1
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:18:15 AM

Why?
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:17:10 AM

ok
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mysub
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:16:58 AM

A lot of stations here in Nevada have gone up a little in the last week also, especially all Chevron and Rebel stations
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:15:31 AM

Too bad ...
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mikerroy
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:13:27 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:13:08 AM

wow
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Bullseye520
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:12:52 AM

O well, will it spread East? I hope not.
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Challenger15
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:12:04 AM

Big deal. Every week we see gas inch down a few cents and then get a spike of $0.09 to $0.17 per gallon on a single day. It's a racket, and the American public is being held hostage. Get some doggone controls in place and get this thing back to a reasonable, common-sense level.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:11:43 AM

Pretty much all fuel must be imported into CA. This is due to the gov red tape for refineries.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:11:28 AM

Be sure and bend over as you stick the nozzle in the tank.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:10:53 AM

Ok, move along.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:10:49 AM

mmm..seems like there is a monoply!
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:10:18 AM

old news
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:09:12 AM

Okay, I think we all got the message. This is like the fourth straight day they've fun this article.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:09:03 AM

I still thing regulation plays a part in this.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:08:57 AM

The prices of fuels here are slowing this part of the country down. That seventeen cents in two days is hard to handle. Just to think it is because somebody is worried about the supply. I have yet to see a station with a sign saying that they are out of fuel, or we will only sell you 10 gallons. Is the shortage real or just a way to drum up the prices.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:08:02 AM

Too bad for the left coast.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:07:50 AM

Continued market manipulation. Lots of refineries around the bay area....
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:07:49 AM

Price hike here last night in Indiana.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:07:19 AM

And they say that there is no gouging of fuel prices in California.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:06:38 AM

Fuel isn't rising as much this week here in So Cal.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:06:05 AM

Went from 3.62 to 3.89 today
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:05:36 AM

Ok
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going up here
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:04:38 AM

ok
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Anything special will cost extra
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:04:07 AM

yesterdays news.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:03:49 AM

Can you spell "price gouging?"
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:03:11 AM

ok
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:02:23 AM

Results of the "wisdom" of the west coast.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:02:05 AM

There may be supply blips on the Left Coast, but the bigger problem is overly restrictive state regulations that limit supply and keep prices high.

GTH
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:01:58 AM

Sucks to be on the west coast right now
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:01:32 AM

They find any "excuse" to raise gas prices, but need a handful to lower them.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 8:00:53 AM

Hopefully this news will provide the incentive to leave before they slide off into the pacific, perhaps.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:59:57 AM

That's not good for them.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:59:46 AM

yesterday
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:59:11 AM

Too bad great left coast
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:58:45 AM

Here in South Bend Indiana, yesterday, reg unleaded was 3.52 a gallon, this morning, 3.89 a gallon, and oil went down 1.39 a barrel. Talk about gouging, and who will do anything about. Simply profit taking.. pure and simple.. as though the damned thieves don't get enough profit.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:58:38 AM

Doesn't make a lot of sense.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:58:27 AM

Yesterday's news...... oh, yeah, LOCAL,too.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:58:20 AM

OK
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:58:13 AM

Minnesota prices are on the rise also.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:57:27 AM

Ouch!
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:56:41 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:56:37 AM

not good
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:56:16 AM

Hard to feel bad for CA, a state regulating itself into bankruptcy.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:56:05 AM

Same in Minnesota.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:56:02 AM

That's rough
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