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Gas Prices Skyrocket after Predicted Decrease

One gas station in Capitola has premium for $4.89 per gallon.

It was just nine days ago that Marketwatch predicted a continued decrease in gas prices.

The cost per gallon was down at about $4.12 for regular in Santa Cruz County at the end of September. But things literally changed over night as we reached the tail end of this first week of October.

As of Friday afternoon, both the cheapest and most expensive gas stations in Capitola-Soquel sit just yards apart.

USA Gasoline in front of Safeway on 41st Avenue has regular for $4.45, while Cruz Car Wash across the street offers it for $4.69, with premium costing $4.89 per gallon.

But still, patrons of Cruz Car Wash use their pumps. 

The sharp rise has been attributed to decrease supply coming out of California's refineries, including the Chevron refinery in Richmond.

What are you doing about the spike in gas prices? Our public transportation options in Santa Cruz County are limited. Why do people fill up at the expensive stations? Tell us in the comments!

Earl Richards October 06, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Google the "$2.5 Trillion Oil Scam - slideshare" and google the "Global Oil Scam." California is a victim of this scam. Purchase electric cars and solar panels.

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