In years past, diesel always ran a few cents cheaper than gas. The refineries needed to find a new and deceptive way to make an extra buck on the backs of the American public. They started by doing rolling refinery shut downs "for repairs" that jacked up prices and eventually lead to diesel becoming more expensive because of "demand". Once they soaked everyone with new diesel prices they started on the gas.
Here in the Republic of California, there was about a .50 cents a gallon difference between diesel and gas.....diesel being more expensive. Since the February increase in oil prices from about $95.00 to $110.00 a barrel, gas jumped from $3.79 a gallon to about $4.35 a gallon. Diesel increased and maintaine the .50 cent higher price.
We watched gas prices over the past month start to slowly drop to about $4.17 a gallon as oil dropped to $100.00 a barrel. In the last week, oil has now dropped to $95.00 a barrel and realistically, gas should be back around #3.75 or so. Not in California. As soon as oil hit $95.00, they raised the prices in Southern California .18 cents in two days. They said the the .60 cents more a gallon than what it should be was caused by the closure of three oil refineries. My guess the prices will start to fall right after Memorial weekend.
During this time, diesel is now cheaper in Southern California than gas.
Where is our government who promised to end price gouging on gasoline? In California, sales tax is applied to gasoline. So everytime the price of gas goes up, bankrupt California makes more money. It doesn't seem they would have too much interest in pursuing price gougers.
Don & Mary
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