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Sticker shock as state gas prices soar past $6 a gallon

Original post made on May 23, 2022

Gov. Gavin Newsom addressed the steadily rising cost of living while speaking Wednesday at a Bakersfield clinic after receiving a second booster shot. Newsom is proposing a $18 billion inflation relief package.

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Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on May 23, 2022 at 4:08 pm

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It seems like two things could be done rather quickly and either temporarily or permanently: 1. Eliminate the state gas taxes 2. Allow fuel from other states to be sold in CA. Unfortunately, I suspect that neither will be done as they would illustrate the high taxes levied on fuel, and call into question why we have special CA reformulated gasoline.

Posted by James Thurber
a resident of Shoreline West
on May 23, 2022 at 5:11 pm

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Expensive gas? Could it be payback time for those driving huge, jacked up 4 door, four-wheel drive pick-up trucks? Let's hope not.

I have a sneaking suspicion that oil company profits will be THRU THE ROOF. When the wholesale price goes up gas prices IMMEDIATELY go up. When the wholesale / per barrel price drops does anything happen to the price of gasoline? Nope.

Folks, the oil companies have been cheating you for decades. Time to seriously consider a hybrid with outrageous gas mileage or perhaps even an electric.

How about if you begin to take public transportation or ride a bicycle? The cost and availability of gasoline won't quite cease to be an issue but it'll help. Here's hoping that when the company profits are released that government has a fit and begins to regulate the price of gasoline. It is, after all, a necessity.