Rising gas prices
What is happening with the gas prices?! I haven’t noticed there have not been any refinery fires, hurricanes, extra wars in the Middle East or anything else to disrupt production yet local prices for gas have been rising at an alarming rate. All of the prices I am quoting are cash price for regular unleaded. On Friday, 9/28 in the morning, gas was $4.059. After lunch it jumped to $4.109. Sunday it was $4.159, Monday 10/1 $4.259. This morning then between 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. the price for Regular Unleaded (cash price) went from $4.259 to $4.459.
Last Friday I was able to pay $3.959 for unleaded regular in Lindsay. I haven’t been back since, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the prices are 10 to 20 cents cheaper than Porterville.
They usually are. I can save enough money on a tank of gas to drive the 12 miles to Lindsay and still have money left over.
The difference in gas prices between Porterville and any other small local town I have been to in this area has bothered me for a long time. The rise of $.20/gal during my lunch time tipped me over the edge.
What is going on in Porterville that we are paying so much for a gallon of gas? Are we considered a wealthy area and can afford higher prices? I don’t think so.