What can you get for $4 nowadays?
There’s the Wendy’s 4-4 deal, a grande latte at Starbucks and a pen that looks like a cactus on Amazon. So mostly fast food and novelty gift items. Stuff we don’t mind paying $4.00 for. But the one thing we can all agree that shouldn’t cost us that much is A GALLON OF GAS!
Prices have been heading north of $4.00 all over California in the last 30 days!
Fingers crossed that it never gets this bad. Eek!
A gas station in Fremont was spotted with the price for a gallon of regular gas at $4.09! Ironically, the station across the street was 50 cents cheaper.
Why are prices going so high now?
The blame is being pointed to blaming maintenance issues for refineries in California, including one in Benicia. That refinery shut down two weeks after it suffered a maintenance malfunctions to a gas scrubber. It was in turn hit with 12 violations by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
There’s no time table yet as to when prices will drop.
Stop it, you’re making our wallets cry!
How will you combat these high prices? Bike? RideShare? Carpool? Hitchhike?