Premium is about $4.90, here - Diesel is a good $.50 cheaper, and still $.25 cheaper than regular.
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It's $7.70 a gallon here in Düsseldorf..... Diesel is about $7.20 a gallon.
Thankfully, the fat yellow thing gets 60+ mpg, and the smallish blue thing gets about 43.....
So, uh, quit yo bitchin'.
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California in particular has some specific problems right now. Prices have been coming down here in Ontario over the last two weeks, so I'm not feeling that pain. It's come from about $4.92 on track for $4.55 (converted), and was as high as $5.22 a month ago.
Gas prices usually come down a bit after the end of summer. They're on track to again. The delay was partially due to the Middle East embassy protests, the 9/11 embassy attack in Libya, and lingering effects of Iranian oil coming off the market.
I am sure $6 will happen sooner or later. Not this year, not nationwide though.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_16...-gas-stations/The fast-rising prices are linked to a string of supply disruptions, beginning with a huge fire at San Francisco-area Chevron refinery in August.
On Monday, a power failure shut down an Exxon Mobil refinery in Southern California. And a crude oil pipeline in the state is also out of service.
California pollution rules require a gasoline blend that isn't readily available from refineries outside the state.
Oil producers are just testing the market threshold. Prices will never return to pre-shortage levels. Why go back to $4 when people still buy at $5 ? Prices around the rest of the country will creep up to match the price spreads seen before this "crises".
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