I had no idea that there are as many Ohio residents on here as there are. This thread has become an OH vs. CA argument. Im guessing that it has to do with the CARB blend for fuel. Not a fuel shortage.
I love opening up Google and typing in "Is California" and it finishes with "on fire."
Typical oil industry executive BS. Any excuse to gouge the public and put the economy at risk to increase their share prices.
Here's the Valero CEO in May of this year:
Valero Energy said it expects more refining capacity to come offline because of weakening fuel demand, even after a number of refinery closures in the US and Europe in the past year.
High unemployment and higher vehicle fuel efficiency have tamped down on fuel sales on both sides of the Atlantic.
High oil prices and decreasing fuel demand caused a number of US refineries in the northeast to shut down, while Valero shut its refinery in Aruba and Hovensa, a joint venture between Hess Corp. and Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.(PDVSA), shut its refinery in the Virgin Islands.
"We believe there's still too much refining capacity in the US and western Europe," Valero CEO Bill Klesse said during a conference call with investors. "Some things die hard."
Topped off both cars today just in case we get some gas price spike.
Oh and for Ohio winters, I love them. I usually just end up in Cleveland on the weekends for Rays MTB park. Always love to catch some lake effect snow. Both cars have snow tires too so I'm never too worried.
All those people bragging about liking snow and loving to play in it...you do realize that we also have a mountain range in California that gets snow too right?
Just want to keep it accurate ...
Last edited by adrew; 10-05-2012 at 01:18 PM.
Improving the signal-to-noise ratio
But, back to the topic at hand, gas prices do indeed suck in CA.