Cheap gas: Another reason to move to Texas

Oct. 7, 2012

By John Seiler

The following picture is from, which tracks gas prices nationally. The cheapest gas, as you can see, is in Texas and the Southeast. The most expensive by far is in California during the ongoing crisis because of the refinery fire and whatever nuttiness otherwise goes on in this state. Even thought California has a special blend of gas, during crises the state regulators could allow imports from other states for a brief time. Nothing would be hurt. Consumers would benefit.

But Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

California has to be special and take another club to the backs of consumers. The only good thing to come out of this is that voters, having been gouged at the pump and with their wallets emptied, might be in no mood to increase taxes in November.


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  1. Paul
    Paul 7 October, 2012, 14:28

    No get rid of our left wing liberal democratic leaders, our environmental wacko’s, open up new refineries, drill more offshore and make them pay the citizens of California like Alaska does! But California doesn’t have the balls to do any of that, It will just let it’s citizens suffer as always. Not only that they could get more tax revenue, but no the environmental wacko’s say! Not in my STATE…..

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  2. Bob
    Bob 7 October, 2012, 18:27

    Just read today the Brown Buzzard wants to start the winter blend early as he thinks that will lower prices.

    He and the rest of the DemoNcrats couldn’t care less about the welfare of working people.

    In fact, they want HIGHER priced gas to lower consumption for their CO2 reduction nonsense.

    The ONLY reason the brown [email protected] is doing this is because he knows few people will be willing to raise their own taxes when they have to pay near $5 for gas.

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  3. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 7 October, 2012, 21:08

    $5/gallon gas just destroyed what little support Prop 30 had left… is OVER for Prop 30, even before the gas problems, but gas is the final nail in the coffin.

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  4. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 7 October, 2012, 22:27

    Big government+Big oil+Big media =you’re had.


    We’re good at Texas moves!

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  5. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 8 October, 2012, 07:04

    Having just driven through five Southern states, gassing up all the way, I can tell you how delightful it was to fill-er-up in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona… until the California border. The price started going up exponentially. And, once inside of Imperial County, CA, gas stations in the most South-Eastern part of the state are nowhere to be found. It appears they all went out of business.

    The one station had gas even higher priced than in Los Angeles. Ouch.


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  6. Douglas
    Douglas 8 October, 2012, 07:55


    Hyperboles can be fun, like the “exponential” increase in pension costs.

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  7. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 8 October, 2012, 08:43

    If you like great weather… pay!

    If you like the diverse fresh food here…you pay!

    if you like a place were kook militia and bunker doomers are watched, controlled and minded….you pay!!

    If you the wisdom of Teddy, California Guru… pay!

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  8. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 8 October, 2012, 08:54

    FACTS can be fun, like the “exponential” increase in pension costs.

    There ya go, fixed!

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  9. Omri
    Omri 8 October, 2012, 09:44

    There’s something else to know about Texas: it is flat as a pancake and windswept, which is why they can use cheaper fuel blends and not poison themselves like basin-inhabiting Californians.

    Now true, you could decide to lower standards for fuel blends in California, and poison yourselves just like in the good old days. I wonder, Cathy, if you’re going to “socialize” hundreds of thousands of hospital visits by sending lots more people to the ER with lung distress, will you also “socialize” the bill for it, or would that be socialism?

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  10. us citizen
    us citizen 8 October, 2012, 09:49

    Yeah, well I would have thought if the mass’s were listening AND LEARNING to exactly what oBAMINATION has been doing, they would all NOT vote for him! But noooooooooo, they are too stupid. And I’m thinking the gas prices SHOULD kill prop 30 and 38 too, but now I wonder.

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  11. us citizen
    us citizen 8 October, 2012, 18:32

    We dont have leaded gasoline anymore Omri.

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  12. PJ
    PJ 8 October, 2012, 21:21

    Moonbeam already said the effect on pollution will be negligible with the winter blend. (So why are we doing it at all)

    Soon it will go back to $4 and they’ll say, isn’t that great? And it will stay there.

    And the EPA will drag its feet on opening San Onofre, so electricity will skyrocket.

    All as Obama, Chu and Carb wanted.

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  13. Omri
    Omri 9 October, 2012, 06:24

    “We dont have leaded gasoline anymore Omri.”

    Not the issue, buddy. There’s lots more trouble with gasoline. The biggest problem is unburned gasoline fumes from short chained hydrocarbons and benzene. That is why Cali-gas is refined to burn more reliably. Costs money at the pump. Saves money at the county hospitals.

    “Moonbeam already said the effect on pollution will be negligible with the winter blend. (So why are we doing it at all)”

    Because CA is lucky enough for this shortage to happen in October, and not July.

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