Saturday, October 06, 2012

Poor ol' California

I feel bad for the motorists in California.  Drudge leads with a headline saying that the prices there have set a new record in that state.  It's part and parcel of what our President promised us and so far he's been true to that promise if none of the others.

I can't spend too much time worrying about California motorists, though.  Their own elected officials have implemented policies that caused this artificial shortage and the resultant high prices.  It's their own damned fault.  If Cali voters had any sense at all, they'd fire the Democrats running the place and return to the freedom loving, individualistic place that it used to be.  I'd love to see California go for Romney next month to send a message to the officials there.  That ain't gonna happen and they made their bed, let them sleep in it.

Here in freedom loving Louisiana, a state that understands the petroleum business, I paid $3.43 for a gallon of unleaded this morning.  It wasn't real unleaded gasoline, it was that ethanol crap, and I lay the blame for that on the Federal regulators.


Old NFO said...

Yeah, and when they run out of corn, then what??? There isn't enough corn this year to do BOTH feed and Ethanol...

Anonymous said...

There is a lot going into making gas that people seem to forget. First they must find, drill and recover the far not a large problem for the really smart people we have on the job. Next it has to be moved to the refineries...again good people getting the job done. Next refining the oil into gas. There in lies a huge problem. The place that refine the oil into gas are old and no new refineries are being built. To damn many tree huggers and goverment hoops. I bet there hasn't been a refinery built in CA in over fifty years with all the kooks that live out that way. I say let them burn unicorn farts in their vehicles and see what kind of milage they get with that. Also using corn is so stupid it hurts. Next time you pay $3.99 for hamburger meat let me know if you think I am right. I say scrap the Department of Energy would be a good fist step.