June 15, 2009 |
Gasoline prices have risen at an unprecedented pace this year, pushing the average pump price in San Francisco and a few other California towns past the $3 mark for regular gas. In Southern California, many filling stations also have passed that benchmark. With fuel costs soaring still faster in other parts of the U.S. -- a fresh Energy Department survey today will show just how fast -- experts say the surge could knock the wheels off an economic recovery before it even gets underway.
August 13, 1985 |
Gasoline prices will average a penny a gallon less this year than last and should drop 4 more cents a gallon in 1986, the government predicted today. The Energy Department said the decline is expected because of lower prices for crude oil and despite a probable increase of about 2 cents a gallon in production costs tied to government orders to reduce the lead content of gasoline.
September 6, 2006 |
California motorists could see the state's average price for a gallon of regular gasoline fall to $2.75 or lower in the coming weeks as the nation's refineries closed out the summer driving season without serious problems and forecasters rolled back their projections of a harsher-than-normal hurricane season. The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in California fell 8.8 cents to $3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2000
Re "It's the Gas, Gas, Gas," March 22. It's very interesting that when the price of gas goes up, ridership goes up also on Metrolink. Maybe that is one reason that in Europe, where the gas price is very high all the time, public transportation is used extensively. Now, if our public officials would stop bickering about what do do with the tracks and right of way from North Hollywood down Chandler Boulevard, past Valley College, Pierce College, near Topanga Plaza and numerous industries and ending up in Chatsworth, we could have a wonderful light rail operation that would help the public greatly in getting to work or going shopping.
April 17, 2007 |
The pain at the pump intensified for the 11th week in a row, the Energy Department said Monday, with California's average price for self-serve regular gasoline rising 5.3 cents to $3.305 a gallon and the U.S. average jumping 7.4 cents to $2.876 a gallon during the last week. Refinery problems continued to get most of the blame from analysts for the fuel-cost increase. Valero Energy Corp., for example, said it was restarting its 170,000-barrel-per-day McKee refinery in Sunray, Texas.
June 23, 2009 |
Average gasoline prices rose during the last week, topping $3 a gallon in California, the Energy Department said Monday. But the sharp run-up is ending, analysts said, as wholesale fuel costs have declined and oil futures have retreated to their lowest level in three weeks. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in California climbed 2.6 cents to $3.005 and is up $1.195, or more than 66%, since the end of 2008, the Energy Department said, based on a weekly survey of filling stations.