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Why do the hurricanes effect gas prices out west?
I would like it better if the oil companies just said gas prices are high because we raised them.
Out here in Nevada (California too), gas hasn't been below $2 per gallon in a long time. I think it was last year sometime. Now it is climbing again. I passed a few stations priced around $2.15 per gallon for regular. The reason I heard is refineries in the Gulf of Mexico are closed and damaged from the hurricanes.
California has its own refineries so why the hell would that matter here? Is the oil refined in the gulf, shipped out west and then refined again?
The answers are always different. I can't stop them but I would like to know why they are changing all the time.
Is the world oil dilemma so dicy that when an oil rig in Venezuela goes down for an afternoon, the world oil prices jump 5% to handle the decreased production? [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img]