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As gas prices soar, Californians test life above the $4-a-gallon mark

CSM -- Gas prices are giving handyman Sal Kalil a very tough time.
“I’m putting more money into my truck than into anything else in my life,” he says.

His 1995 pickup only gets about 10 miles per gallon, tethering him to work – painting, carpentry, odd jobs – close to his Pasadena home.

“I’m not eating like I usually do and am forgoing all kinds of things because of this,” Mr. Kalil says.

For the moment, the average price of self-serve regular in the nation’s most populous state is 31 cents per gallon higher ($3.83) than the national average ($3.52), according to the California Energy Commission. But from Feb. 8 to 15, the price Californians paid already topped $4.10.

The result is impacting people and businesses in the Golden State in profound ways.
“We are spending $90,000 a week on gasolin


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SUPPER
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 3:11:02 PM

YES
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:35:51 PM

There's too much California hate in this thread. We didn't ask for the gas to be this high and we don't get into the special formulated gas until the Spring. This is absolutely ridiculous!
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:15:18 PM

cry me a river, we are all suffering from this.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:07:56 PM

They asked for it so thery pay for it.
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packards42
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 10:34:52 AM

As I said yesterday California and their specially formulated gasoline will be the first to $5.00, sadly Washington and Oregon will not be far behind, Regular at the corner station is 3.89, mid grade is 4.11, and super is 4.23.

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PetroPedro
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 10:34:18 AM

You reap what you sow....

If you consistantly vote eco-friendly tree-hugging liberals into office you get an economy (and gas prices) that reflect that.

CALIFORNIA is a beautiful state and I was in the service there, but there is an exceedingly too many liberal idiots living there, so I will never call CA home. They can have it.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 10:27:29 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 7:36:36 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 3:07:07 AM

As gas prices soar, Californians test life above the $4-a-gallon mark and will life continue to exist in California at that price? It already is above the $4-a-gallon mark in California!
Big oil exports fuel and natural gas to the world for higher profits. Barry supports natural gas and oil production for sale to the world to help pay for his *spending gone wild* addiction. Speculators, manipulators and the banks continue to unfairly and unjustly make the driving public pay higher prices at the pump for their benefit.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using ‘other’ forms of transportation to help lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 2:43:26 AM

apparently our country is pro destroy the economy.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 1:07:51 AM

So?
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:20:05 AM


I read recently the average Californian drives more miles than anyone else in the world. Maybe some need to change their habits?

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You are not alone....
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It's $ in Canada.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:13:07 AM

so, California Here I Come ??? NOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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join the crowd. become a politician and let the tax payers support you.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:09:53 AM

We all are affected by the HIGH gas prices!
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:09:45 AM

California is just tax for the abundance of sunlight.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:06:50 AM

That is what you have to pay to live in California.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:05:36 AM

Sell or junk the truck. Get a Prius.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:05:32 AM

sad
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:05:08 AM

prices go up nearly every day
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:04:37 AM

Seems to be no end in sight to higher gas prices.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:04:13 AM


He's not alone. Gas prices are giving everyone a tough time.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:04:09 AM

Nothing new in Cali
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:02:10 AM

Huge taxes, huge regulations, huge prices. Good luck Cali.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:01:05 AM

California is the home of the very privilaged and the common folk. Some don't notice the cost and others are buried by it.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:00:25 AM

The more oil we pump out of the ground, the higher the prices go. Doesn't seem to make much sense
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:59:47 PM

Why is it every time you see high gas prices, its on a Shell sign??? Even in my town Shell is alway the first station to jack up the gas prices... Why is it that everyone follows Shell prices???

Here is a plan no one buy Shell gas for 3 months and see if they still want to be the highest gas in town...

What would happen if Shell lost our business, even for 1 month???

This may be the only way we can slow the gas prices??? 1 day is just a joke everyone would fill up the day before or the day after... 1 week may work but not sure... I thinking 1 month of no sells should send them the message of lower prices or go out of business... Then again 3 month may be what will work the best???

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:59:34 PM

$ 5.00 is jst around the corner
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:57:49 PM

I wonder if handyman Sal keeps voting to send democrats to Sacramento and supports all of their "green" initiatives?
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:56:57 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:55:06 PM

The higher the price, the harder it can be for drivers. We have faced this before, but with a low economy, more trouble is one the way. That is bad news.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:54:44 PM

DEG has a very good point....
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:54:28 PM

California takes the lead again!
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:51:05 PM

I don't see any end in sight as oil companies can do pretty much what they want.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:50:38 PM

Only a taste of what's coming.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:49:24 PM

Higher oil prices are a drag on the economy.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:47:20 PM

Between the Federal and State governments wanting higher prices to fund the reckless spending it is likely that CA will be seeing at least $5/gallon this year.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:44:04 PM

Meanwhile, the oil companies, and the oil speculators keep getting richer
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:42:11 PM

That is not going to help their economy there in California.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:42:06 PM

California resists the criminal one percent Wall Street tycoons, we pay through the nose. $5 gas out here long before the rest of the nation. The Newtered Grinch is here tonight lying his way through the Calif State Republican Convention. Could be he wants to put a grinch on the Moon. Let it be the fat basterd himself.

[Edited by: dangnad at 2/23/2012 11:43:59 PM EST]
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they'll be the first to see the next recession
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:36:02 PM

Every state is going to get $5.00 gas.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:36:00 PM

Than keep bring back the same politian over and over again and wonder why things are the way they are there.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:34:51 PM

Like I said last week, Calif will be at $5.00 before Easter..We are already at $4.19 at some stations and Feb. isn't over yet.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:34:49 PM

KY's not far behind!
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:33:52 PM

$3.79/GAL HERE IN EAST PEORIA IL.....GIVE ME A BREAK!!
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:31:05 PM

so are most people.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:30:22 PM

Sign o' the times...
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