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Gas up 26 cents in 8 days

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 1:18 am - February 23, 2012.
Filed under: LA Stories

I picture I took yesterday afternoon at the Shell station on the corner of Fairfax & Beverly (one of the least expensive places to fill up in Hollywood):

A reminder of the same spot 8 days previously:
That’s about a 7% increase (in the cost of a gallon of gas) — in just 8 days!



  1. Dan,

    Its cheap along Olympic Blvd. And for some reason, Arco is cheaper.

    There are two Arco stations I use, Olympic/Fairfax and Olympic/Robertson.

    The latter gets their oil from BP (and is cheap)

    Comment by JSF — February 23, 2012 @ 1:23 am - February 23, 2012

  2. Yup, Arco is cheaper, but the last I checked you had to use a debit card there — and pay the fee on top of the gas. (Or pay cash.)

    Thanks for the tip; I’ll have to check those places out. Is a gallon of regular still under $4 there?

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — February 23, 2012 @ 1:32 am - February 23, 2012

  3. That station at Fairfax and Olympic is always so high.

    Comment by PatrickP — February 23, 2012 @ 1:57 am - February 23, 2012

  4. Yup, the one at Fairfax & Olympic tends to be the highest in the area, but this was taken at Fairfax and Beverly.

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — February 23, 2012 @ 2:04 am - February 23, 2012

  5. $5 + a gallon gas = a republican majority after November. (Unless the establishment republicans grab defeat from the jaws of victory again.)

    Comment by Richard Bell — February 23, 2012 @ 5:39 am - February 23, 2012

  6. Gas is $3.45 in my area; it’s more expensive in other places.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — February 23, 2012 @ 10:23 am - February 23, 2012

  7. It so reassuring to know that we have a President who lives in Never-Never Land, where there is income equality and those darn polluters, also know as job creators, have been replaced by Obama’s chosen ones who have turned all us over to wind and solar power.

    So let me throw a bit of cold water in our collective faces.

    Almost all vehicles are powered by some form of petroleum product. In addition, there isn’t one living American that doesn’t use products each and every day that are petroleum based. And the last time I looked, Air Force One is powered by jet fuel and not wind or solar power. Oh and those ski slopes in Aspen that Mrs. Obama has been skiing down, are maintained by equipment using fossil fuels.

    The President recently decided that we don’t need the Keystone pipeline. Gosh, we don’t want to offend our good Arab friends in the Middle East by reducing our oil dependency and letting them deal with that mess called Iran because we aren’t protecting their backside anymore.

    And it’s so very nice that the President throws billions of our taxpayer dollars down a rat hole on solar and wind energy companies which have business plans that would not pass the muster of any business school in the country, well, maybe Cal-Berkeley but one must remember that they have students living in trees (!) protesting tuition.

    Boy, this Hope and Change is really working out, isn’t it?

    Comment by NebraskaPatriot — February 23, 2012 @ 12:41 pm - February 23, 2012

  8. Gas was not supposed to surge until after the 2012 elections; however, a confluence of events that is within Obama’s own control from his onerous Obama EPA Crap & Tax regulations which he could not get through a super-majority Democrat-controlled Congress, his rejecting the Canadian Keystone Pipeline, the weak Dollar, & the only thing not within his control–Iran all contribute to inflation, including higher gas prices.

    Now Obama is telling the Republicans they better not call him out on it or he’s going to hide under Valerie Jarrett’s skirt:

    Obama is such a petulant child. He’s in the wrong job.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — February 23, 2012 @ 7:16 pm - February 23, 2012

  9. […] Gas up 26 cents in 8 days […]

    Pingback by GayPatriot » Gas up 8 cents in 1 day; 34 cents in 9 days — February 23, 2012 @ 8:18 pm - February 23, 2012

  10. On Thursday here in Chicago suburbs, it was $3.36 at 1 pm and $3.75 at 5:30 on my way home. Biggest jump I have ever seen.

    Comment by Alpha Dog — February 25, 2012 @ 7:05 pm - February 25, 2012

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