May 18, 1999 |
The average price of regular unleaded self-serve gasoline in California fell 2.8 cents to $1.48 a gallon for the week ended Monday, the Energy Information Administration said. The average price peaked April 12 at $1.62 a gallon. A year ago, Californians were paying $1.24 a gallon for regular gasoline. Nationwide, the average price was unchanged at $1.14.
April 12, 2005
The April 8 front-page article, "Get Used to High Gas Prices, U.S. Says," continues on page A25 with the headline "Gasoline Prices Expected to Stay High Through 2006." Isn't that an election year that the Bush administration and its oil industry friends have "an interest" in? Here's a way to remind fellow consumers, the oil industry and elected officials about the "important implications" of these obscene price increases. Let's all deliberately stop the pump at $20.06 instead of rounding it to $20. Think how often consumers and the gas stations will see that reminder that "you can't fool all the people all the time."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2009 |
State inspectors investigating claims by nurses that faulty drug pumps had led to the accidental overdose of five patients at UC Irvine Medical Center found three deficiencies and issued an "immediate jeopardy" warning, alleging that patient care was at risk, hospital officials acknowledged Thursday. The warning earlier this summer is one of the most serious that can be issued against a hospital -- and typically federal or state inspectors stay on site until a plan to correct the problem is in place.
October 7, 2001
I see where the cost of crude that is used to make gasoline is at a very low price right now ["Energy Chief Says Gas Supply Stable, May Boost Oil Reserve," Sept. 28]. How come the "instant overnight" price at the pump does not come down [overnight]? When the price of crude goes up a bit, the "instant overnight" phenom of a higher price kicks in in a nanosecond. What am I missing here? Ray P. Keesler La Crescenta
September 18, 2005
How remarkable it is that gas prices are declining without mandates from the political class ("Pump Prices Starting to Ease," Sept. 13). People are actually capable of making up their own minds about how much gas they want to buy at whatever price, and finding ways around not having to buy gas. When demand falls and supply rises or is stable, price falls. All this wondrous stuff without new laws, price caps and corporate average fuel economy mandates from Washington and Sacramento.
June 27, 2009 |
Retail gas prices fell every day this week, easing off their national summer peak of $2.693 a gallon as U.S. storage facilities swelled with unused supplies. At the pump, the national average for gasoline dropped less than a penny Friday to $2.658 a gallon, according to AAA, Wright Express and the Oil Price Information Service. In California, the statewide average price for a gallon of regular gas fell to $3.010, down from $3.028 a week ago. The price was $2.671 a gallon a month ago and $4.596 a gallon at this time last year.