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West Coast motorists: prepare to get clobbered

GasBuddy Blog -- In my post Monday, I highlighted that gasoline prices would be falling nationally with the exception of the West Coast. I can't highlight this enough for those who may not have read it, and want to hold me personally responsible later for my forecast, so here it is again. Prepare to get clobbered.

Motorists in California should take note the most. We're also likely to see collateral damage in Oregon, Washington, perhaps even Nevada and Arizona, but to a lesser extent in those last two, respectively.

Prices in these areas could shoot up dramatically in the next few days or week, in the worst areas it could have risen 25-40 cents per gallon since the start of May by the time the increases are over. California could see the...


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Submitted May 10, 2012 By: PD
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Spirits
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:35:55 AM

They need to get more than clobbered, they need to be eliminated. Most of the trouble in this country starts there.
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SpankyMI
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:35:35 AM

You get what you vote for.
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rpr77
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:35:14 AM

ok
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rippinusoff
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:34:31 AM

greed
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menagerie1013
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:32:22 AM

Prices have been on the rise here for a few weeks. Before shutting down refineries for maintenance, they should have been working on stock piling so the consumers didn't get screwed. There again, they said there will be enough gas, so it's greed taking advantage of the situation.
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windows7isfast
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:31:44 AM

ok
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NedW
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:30:11 AM

For those that become part of the mass exodus, please don't bring CA with you.
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DeeLA
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:27:19 AM

It's already happening. Gas up 24 cents since Tuesday.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:23:49 AM

Heard about this before.
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Cheepo
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:23:38 AM

Greed is good!!!!!!!!!
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1Casey
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:21:02 AM

$peculation and greed.
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FlyNFool
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:19:43 AM

They deserve it for who they've been voting for!
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joeborge
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:15:43 AM

old article
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pnivens
Veteran Author Georgia

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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:13:32 AM

Sux to be them, they've done it to themselves with their liberal environmentalist policies. I don't feel sorry one little bit for the west coast. They vote these policies onto themselves.
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colaguy
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:13:15 AM

sucks for them
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fireless1
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:01:25 AM

OK
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themaninthehat
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:01:24 AM

more Fear & Loathing from our gas "buddy"
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redtruck01
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:00:42 AM

Bend over!
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:56:14 AM

So does not bother me here in Florida.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:55:59 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:54:48 AM

finally, being in the midwest has an advantage
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THX138
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:54:19 AM

So, there's even MORE clobbering coming? Record high gas prices breed even higher gas prices.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:53:44 AM

WE ARE ALREADY GETTING CLOBBERED!!! NO NEED TO PREPARE!!!!
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GuymonM
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:53:05 AM

CA, WA, OR and NV prices have been rising every day for the past week or so. Hind site is 20/20 I guess.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:51:53 AM

Same as article below.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:51:10 AM

not good
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:50:32 AM

My corner station went up another 5ยข last night, its like they are trying to be sneaky about it. (reg. $4.07.9/10=$4.05)
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:49:45 AM

Gas keeps going down here. $3.21 at some places. California? TDhey got what they asked for...Let the Sierra Club rule!
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:48:58 AM

Time to take it again, never fails to amaze.
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Liberals do not have compassion, they burden the people with outrageous taxes.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:43:19 AM

Everybody will pay.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:42:54 AM

nothing new there, always same BS
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:38:32 AM

price to live in a great state
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:36:49 AM

I'm currently in Oakland, and saw +.15 at one station and +.18 @ a 76 at Center & Grove. This article hit the nail on the head but it's probably been in the works (problems) for a while. It's just coming time to pay the reaper now. I'll bike whenever I can.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:36:02 AM

Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:35:08 AM

Gas prices going up everyday here
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:33:47 AM

California is living the second term of OBOZOS Administration right Now, and only because of the Large Liberal voting blocks around Los Angles and San Francisco. We are so broke and going further in debt every day, and the solution from the Recycled Gov. Moonbeam Brown is the same old Dem. Platy book about taxing the Rich and higher sales tax and Fees on everything to give the Prison Guards Union Members higher Benefits and Pensions. Never fix the Budget of our Debt!!!!
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:32:39 AM

California with its environmental rules gets what it deserves!
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:32:37 AM

Oil price is Down to $96.66 today.

Here on the Washington coast gas went up 10¢ a gallon yesterday from $4.19 to $4.29 a gallon.

We had lower gas prices when Oil was selling above $100.00 a barrel. What gives???
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:30:10 AM

Unfortunately, the Socialist State of California is getting EXACTLY what they have voted upon themselves. Get rid of the enviro-wackos and you'll do much better!
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:27:15 AM

Every day happening.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:25:07 AM

...
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:21:59 AM

We are all getting clobbered by the greed of the oil industry.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:21:44 AM

happens to us all the time
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:20:57 AM

This is a repeat post ... it's old news!
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:20:50 AM

OLD NEWS!
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texashoudini
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:19:22 AM

Glad I'm not on the west coast.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:19:03 AM

Good god, learn how to punctuate.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:18:12 AM

Yawn. Read this yesterday.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:18:10 AM

Oil company "GREED"
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:16:29 AM

i see one of the gas stations in LA listed $5.99 gallon. why would anyone buy gas there when on the other side of staples center it's $4.35?
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:13:30 AM

does not sound good
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