Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    12:01 PM

GasBuddy News Article

36
votes
Report: Western refineries made gas during price spikes

USAToday -- Research released Thursday shows West Coast refineries continued to produce gas even though told they were temporarily shut down, leading to price spikes in May and October.

The report, based on environmental documents reviewed by McCullough Research, finds that gas supplies were building in May, when West Coast drivers paid at least 50 cents more than the national average.

Californians were walloped by the October spike, blamed partly on an August fire at the Chevron refinery near San Francisco: about 66 cents per gallon more than historical patterns and inventories.

The study writes that "though California is the focus, the conclusions carry national implications, especially because they highlight how little real information on pricing is publicly available, or available to regu


Read the Full Article

Submitted Nov 15, 2012 By: MidNJ
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Report: Western refineries made gas during price spikes Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
teafortwo
Champion Author Washington

Posts:25,394
Points:1,707,760
Joined:Feb 2009
Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 2:52:22 AM


Interesting points Currency Pro from Vancouver. Definitely something to think about.

Of course, the industry spin doctor is always ready to spew a fresh load of industry propaganda.

These industry types have convinced themselves that if they just keep telling the same lies ...

Thing is, we are so on to what a bunch of liars they are.

They know they are lying.

We know they are lying.

Oil & gas is a dirty, greedy business run on lies, deception & industry generated hype.

Time for some change that is based on legitimate science and legitimate facts.

Profile Pic
Currency_Pro
Veteran Author Vancouver

Posts:412
Points:121,900
Joined:Apr 2005
Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 2:16:26 AM

I love so much how Gasbuddy on social media and elsewhere were rationalizing the spike in Gas prices back then. It was clear to me then and even more clear to me know that Gasbuddy has an investment in the oil market.

And of course, we are STILL to believe those companies like Gasbuddy and MJ Mervin and the so called oil analysts rationalizing the oil company's spike in Gas prices.

Profile Pic
LetemEatCake
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:5,705
Points:1,360,915
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:32:40 PM


In this article the California law makers have nothging tio do with this spike in Gas. It is clearly greed, manipulation, and profit for the Big Oil companies driving this.
Profile Pic
frostyWV
Champion Author West Virginia

Posts:2,340
Points:521,130
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:59:08 PM

just shows how bad news effects gas prices.
Profile Pic
mstearno
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:9,272
Points:2,028,310
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:57:50 PM

this is news?
Profile Pic
nemoFL
Champion Author Florida

Posts:10,256
Points:1,905,230
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:57:28 PM

as ever
Profile Pic
Dragnet
Champion Author Arizona

Posts:17,095
Points:3,221,780
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:55:10 PM

Liberal Calif always pays more because of the corrupt government in that state.
Profile Pic
THX138
Champion Author San Francisco

Posts:3,698
Points:1,321,960
Joined:Apr 2010
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:55:02 PM

So?
Profile Pic
repeater1
Champion Author Topeka

Posts:9,915
Points:2,691,575
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:54:50 PM

Even if they were on their last leg, they would refine all of the gas they can until the price comes down and then nothing would get refined.
Profile Pic
Jmac2008
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:3,780
Points:1,196,145
Joined:Dec 2008
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:54:15 PM

just more Gouging by the oil companies.
Profile Pic
fenster66
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:4,998
Points:1,000,840
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:54:10 PM

interesting...
Profile Pic
vibdata
Champion Author Massachusetts

Posts:4,975
Points:1,026,005
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:54:08 PM

Why would there be a spike in price if the market was awash?
Profile Pic
nomad228
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:3,208
Points:592,275
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:52:40 PM

dont' trust big earl any further than i could kick em with my bum leg.now maybe californians will park their vehicles on the main roads and see how fast the gov'ment reacts to lower prices around the world. :)
Profile Pic
nru
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:4,280
Points:1,308,975
Joined:Feb 2006
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:47:48 PM

An oil company lie to you??? You must be kidding - they should be allowed to regulate themselves too.
Profile Pic
TheSnowstorm
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:9,517
Points:2,201,340
Joined:June 2005
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:42:39 PM

More corruption and greed at play.
Profile Pic
ACTown
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:2,398
Points:1,614,275
Joined:Jun 2007
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:41:13 PM

The bad thing was they lied about it and used it to gain more profit.
Profile Pic
rd2000
Champion Author Florida

Posts:5,183
Points:1,009,865
Joined:Jul 2007
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:39:38 PM

All down to greed
Profile Pic
bigdipperMS
Champion Author Mississippi

Posts:2,259
Points:791,460
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:39:03 PM

Welcome to the wacky world of California. These people are determined to tax and spend their selfs out of existence.
Profile Pic
gd83goldwinger
Champion Author South Bend

Posts:2,574
Points:785,030
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:38:45 PM

Heres another art. that why are gas prices going up.
Profile Pic
MG_Sputnik
Champion Author Philadelphia

Posts:8,854
Points:2,284,545
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:38:18 PM

Your mean they were lying? How dare them?
Profile Pic
SteveSeattle
All-Star Author Seattle

Posts:564
Points:182,035
Joined:Apr 2007
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:37:58 PM

Stop/reduce driving & take public transportation are the ways to beat high gasoline prices.
Profile Pic
DEG
Champion Author Las Vegas

Posts:19,203
Points:3,810,255
Joined:Jul 2003
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:36:30 PM

Big Oil and Big Government in collusion to squeeze money out of the average citizen (government gets increased revenue without calling it a tax).
Profile Pic
fuelsaverMN
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:2,282
Points:559,080
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:35:00 PM

gAs prices have gone up in minneapolis.
Profile Pic
fuelsaverMN
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:2,282
Points:559,080
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:34:33 PM

NOBAMA AND HIS CRONIES WILL GO DOWN IN TIME.
Profile Pic
fuelsaverMN
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:2,282
Points:559,080
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:33:58 PM

Thann why is gas at the pump higher?
Profile Pic
SavALot
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:10,081
Points:2,036,960
Joined:Apr 2005
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:30:13 PM

Not following regulations
Profile Pic
OGW
Champion Author London

Posts:6,758
Points:1,833,215
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:27:48 PM

The price of living in California but it will soon fall into the Pacific, so prices will not matter.
Profile Pic
shari128
All-Star Author Iowa

Posts:573
Points:894,640
Joined:Jun 2010
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:27:23 PM

I'm sure they did, and we paid the price!!
Profile Pic
Azimuthal
Rookie Author Hamilton

Posts:32
Points:126,530
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:26:55 PM

This affects all of us1
Profile Pic
serrog
Champion Author Nova Scotia

Posts:7,211
Points:1,837,885
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:26:50 PM

sad
Profile Pic
REKEY
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:10,194
Points:2,022,125
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:15:59 PM

Tax that refinery!
Profile Pic
Gas4Gore
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:3,370
Points:600,885
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:14:55 PM

Oh no!
Profile Pic
wayoung56
Champion Author Alabama

Posts:4,340
Points:1,132,735
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:14:41 PM

Glad I don't live out west...
Profile Pic
regasaz
Champion Author Phoenix

Posts:6,145
Points:1,482,405
Joined:Dec 2006
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:14:07 PM

Another reason to avoid California if possible.
Profile Pic
abcdMA
Champion Author Worcester

Posts:9,530
Points:1,894,865
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:12:46 PM

Unfortunate for CA
Profile Pic
fieldt
Champion Author Lansing

Posts:5,377
Points:1,044,485
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:10:28 PM

Sorry California.
Profile Pic
JCI46009IN
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:2,129
Points:439,570
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:08:26 PM

Big Oil sucks!!!!!!
Profile Pic
30mpg80
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:13,092
Points:1,814,505
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:08:20 PM

Manipulation of the market to increase gasoline prices? When has that ever happened?
Profile Pic
LQQKGAS
Champion Author Phoenix

Posts:4,173
Points:1,512,910
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:06:19 PM


Manipulation!

Monopoly!

Corruption!

Greed!
Profile Pic
drz614
Champion Author Harrisburg

Posts:3,948
Points:925,040
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:05:28 PM

hmmm msm didnt report this right?
Profile Pic
TXGasPriceSpy
Champion Author Fort Worth

Posts:9,466
Points:1,795,350
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:05:06 PM

You can have CA.
Profile Pic
firefly09
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:3,456
Points:903,645
Joined:Mar 2009
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:03:58 PM

No Kidding???
Profile Pic
mrbee
Champion Author Little Rock

Posts:5,404
Points:2,792,900
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:02:55 PM

Really?
Profile Pic
walkingtall
Champion Author Toronto

Posts:5,574
Points:1,438,650
Joined:Nov 2004
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 10:58:43 PM

Who is to blame here?
Profile Pic
gass12
Champion Author Omaha

Posts:9,981
Points:2,628,530
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 10:57:19 PM

This isn!t the 1st time they lied to us.
Profile Pic
GDAE
Champion Author Wichita

Posts:2,795
Points:548,630
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 10:56:44 PM

And yet they say there's no price fixing.
Profile Pic
jackster111
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:5,888
Points:749,910
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 10:56:22 PM

figures that they would do something like this
Profile Pic
toadNY
Champion Author Albany

Posts:8,717
Points:1,840,875
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 10:56:09 PM

The only way for the middle class is to be come one of the 47%.
Profile Pic
PrettyLittleLady
Champion Author Modesto

Posts:5,245
Points:2,212,595
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 10:55:03 PM

So what are you gonna do about it?
Profile Pic
Bleeder
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:8,048
Points:1,933,725
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 10:54:36 PM

Prices are still way too high.
Post a reply Back to Topics