I live in a rural area off I-80 about 3,000" elevation in the Ca. foothills, our gas prices are always about ten to fifteen cents more because we are the last gas station for many miles heading into the Sierras and the only small town for many more miles. Today the two more expensive stations are charging $3.45 and $3.57, one of the attendants has gotten into the spirit of the deal and holds a balck mask against his face when he takes payment for gas.
California has always been more expensive than most other states with excuses of having to change from the winter to summer "formula" or vise versa. Or they will blame is on the fact that at these crucial times there is a repair that just happened to be scheduled at that time reducing production and inflating the price of gas. The fat cats are consistently reporting record quarterly earnings and not cutting us any slack. The price of a barrel of crude oil is cheaper than it was a year ago at this time yet we are experiencing record gas prices?!? Getta rope:@