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Gas Prices Continue to Rise

Shortages are forcing gas prices to soar.

If you've already filled your gas tank count yourself lucky. 

Some stations in Southern California were selling gas as high as $5.69 a gallon Friday morning as the state continued to suffer a price spike.

"We are looking at the highest California prices ever," Tom Kloza of the Oil Price Information Service told the Los Angeles Daily News.

The article blames the shortages on a closed refinery, a contaminated fuel line, and the fact that California gas isn't exchangeable with out-of-state fuels because of our stricter environmental laws.

Local prices have been rising but are still a lot lower than the panic levels in the south. According to gasbuddy.com, the Costco in town had the best price in the area at $4.17 a gallon on Friday.

The Chevron station off Isabel and East Vineyard avenues boasted the highest price in town at $4.89 a gallon, according to gasbuddy.com.

libertus_rebelium October 06, 2012 at 05:41 PM
I agree with C1 on this, vote with your money.
Californicated1 October 06, 2012 at 05:52 PM
When I run the AC in my car, it also forces me to expend more fuel. One of my customers these days is a motorcycle dealership and most of the bikes I see on his sales floor are definitely liquid cooled, but I don't see any of them that have radiator fans installed so that they could keep the engine cool when the motorcycle and rider are in idle traffic, so you may have a point there. I would have thought by now that if the engine on a motorcycle was liquid-cooled, why shouldn't there be a temperature-controlled electric fan between the radiator and the rest of the engine block drawing air in through the radiator and work the same way it does in most 4-cylinder front-wheel-drive cars these days. If the vehicle is moving, it makes sense that the forward motion of the vehicle and channeling the air through the radiator works to keep the engine cool until you are idled like in traffic or at a long stop light, where when the water temperature gets too high, the relay switch controlling the fan turns on the fan and forces air through the radiator to cool the water down. Certainly a smaller version of that could have been developed for a motorcycle. I would also think that some of the touring bikes out there like a Honda Aspencade or even a Harley "Hog" out there, that have 4-cylinder engines in then already, would have this kind of cooling mechanism, where if the bike is idling and the coolant getting too hot, a fan would kick in and force air through the radiator.
Rich Buckley October 07, 2012 at 12:45 AM
l_r, but of course, indeed spend it. You will likely find no matter who wins, promises of the fabled "energy independence" will only become a viable political-environmental possibility when TPTB overthrow their corporatized puppet masters and the white hats and whistleblower enable full disclosure and awakens us to the greater realities of this universe that are once again remembered.
Rich Buckley October 07, 2012 at 02:30 PM
A list of things neither party (Dem's nor Repub's) are covering: As they come to mind: --- Illegal Domestic Spying http://tinyurl.com/9kvz9uw
Speedie B October 07, 2012 at 11:53 PM
We have a bike we are putting up for sale. Will be listing on Craigslist in a couple of days at a slightly higher price, but will offer to locals for $3,995.00. Let me know if you are interested and I can list on Patch's Garage Sale link: 2003 Honda CBR600F4i Motorcycle Priced @ $3,995.00. Like new - 36,061 miles. Silver and black. Comes with Geza bike cover with mirror socks and tank bag. One owner. Cash only - no delivery. 2003 Honda CBR600F4i Motorcycle Custom Features include: • Corbin leather seat • Brand new, never used K+N air filter • Trickle charger + installed port • Front and rear lift stands • Helibars • Fiamm Freeway Blaster Horn, new - never used

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