There’s your four dollar-a-gallon gasoline, at the Shell station on the corner of 6th and Harrison in San Francisco.

But why pick on them? Other stations will soon follow.

8 Comments so far

  1. Darren (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 12:48 pm


  2. anna (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 1:59 pm

    insane. yet I’ve felt that our gas prices in the US have been artificially cheap for a long time now, so in a way we’re just paying a real value (unless it’s going into the pockets of the oil millionaires…) ah, complicated issues with a simple raise in price.

  3. Darren (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 5:32 pm

    It’s going into the pockets of oil millionaires — read the latest articles on SFGate

  4. Write Procrastinator (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 7:02 pm

    In Europe, they’ve been paying prices like these for years. The difference being they get healthcare out of it, while our oil companies get record profits.

  5. tyler82 (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 8:19 pm

    The cars in Europe also get much better gas mileage, so in reality, are they really paying more than us? I don’t think so…

  6. plug1 (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 11:20 pm

    ps: wtf is “v-power” ???

  7. plug1 (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 11:21 pm

    gas n go.

    just carry some duct tape and a rusty screwdriver and i bet you anything that clerk will let you ride.

  8. burlives (unregistered) on March 31st, 2007 @ 10:27 am

    This has happened every spring since 1989 when the EPA set caps on vapor pressure. This year it is also coupled with new ethanol requirements (ethanol. The summertime blend helps reduce smog but is also more expensive to make (anywhere between 3-15 cents more per gallon). Regulations also give gas station owners about one week to switch from winter to summer mixes creating a sort of bottleneck in production. In the fall retailers have a longer period of time to switch to the winter mix which is why you don’t see such drastic spikes later in the year.

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