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Gasoline Price Rises To Highest Amount Since Oct. 15

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire rose 1.5 cents Tuesday to $3.775, its highest amount since Oct. 15, one day after a 13-day streak of increases ended with a decrease of three-tenths of a cent.

The average price is 8.3 cents more than one week ago and 14.2 cents higher than one month ago, but 46.8 cents less than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The rising prices are the result of the annual refinery maintenance season when supplies of winter blend gasoline drop as refineries start production of the more expensive summer blend, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.


—City News Service.

Jeremiah February 21, 2014 at 02:01 PM
Not me - I speak up every time I have a chance! People have been led to believe as someone stated earlier "Petroleum companies only make pennies on the gallon" and the real prices and cost has been spun and concealed. Over years people have been trained to overlook the fact that any oil pumped from federal lands is theirs - it belongs to the citizens of the US. People do not think deeply enough to realize that every barrel of oil sold out of the country depletes our national worth by that amount, and lines the pockets of the petroleum magnates. **** Jeremiah
southernbelle February 22, 2014 at 02:19 AM
although it would be nice to think we live in a democracy--the truth is we kinda really sort a don't. We're little people with no power unless we all came together. Which won't happen. I say golden handcuffs, because really-- we have no choice but to "bend over" and pay because we can't not buy it. We need to get to work and in Cali--cars are our main transport. Also why hardly anyone ever participates in the boycott/protests. just can't. Btw, the oil companies aren't the only ones doing this exact thing--(the3 major bottled water companies are doing the same with water on American land--different subject but just recognized the method when you mentioned it)
Jeremiah February 22, 2014 at 07:10 AM
You are exactly right. And then there are the Health Insurers - whom you now HAVE to pay or be penalized and pay anyway. Does anyone else find it wrong that the government can make a law forcing you to buy from "for profit" corporations? This is democracy? NOT! **** Jeremiah
southernbelle February 23, 2014 at 11:19 PM
Have you ever done any research on our government and our American sugar industry? It's such a racket! Costing us 200-300 million dollars!!!! Meanwhile, they treat their workers not much differently than slave labor! Boated in foreigners to do cheap labor and ripped them off paying only $2 an hour--sometimes only $12 a day for horrendous labor!! There is so much corruption in our government it makes me ill. anyway--
Jeremiah February 24, 2014 at 01:30 AM
Our government is completely controlled by the corporations and financial interests. Anyone who thinks differently has their head in the sand or is blind. **** Jeremiah

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