California gas prices have increased $1.25 in two months, costing Californians hundreds of millions of dollars. Gasoline in California is over a dollar more expensive than the national average. Despite this, oil companies refused to testify at the California Senate Hearing on gas prices in March. California keeps less gasoline on hand than the rest of the nation, and oil companies make huge profits when there are refinery problems and low supply. Only oil company CEOs can explain the true reason for our higher prices, or if Californians are simply being price gouged.
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