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Old February 8th, 2018, 23:17   #10937
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Originally Posted by john.jackson9213 View Post
Filled up today for the second time since the diesel tax increase.

$3.59 per gallon for diesel!

On Jan. 22 it was $3.27 per gallon.

So from Jan 22 to Feb 8 price is up 32 cents per gallon and nobody is complaining.

But when there was a 18 cent per gallon tax increase - people whined, complained and try to pass a tax repeal. I just don't get it. Nobody wants to pay for better roads. But it is A-OK to pay the refiners a fatter profit margin.
Filled up at a Propel pump in West Sacramento tonight: $3.599 For comparison, this pump is located at a Chevron station and Chevron diesel was $4.399.

Yes, I noticed that those stations that absorbed part or all of the 20/gallon Diesel fuel tax and the Diesel Sales Tax increase from 9% to 13% over the holiday season, have phased it in over the last 3 - 4 weeks.

Using the Propel price, those 2 increases on diesel added about 33 to the price, if you ignore the mandatory wage increase that went into effect 1 January. Factor that in, and diesel prices increased about 40-50 cents per gallon over the last 3 months.

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2005 Jetta Wagon "Cranberry" (bought July 2011)
2004 Toyota Prius (bought August 2004)
1990 Mazda Miata (bought July 1989)
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