Politicians, #BigOil, and the #Islamics maneuver to raise gasoline prices

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You already know you’re paying more for gasoline, but don’t expect any help from your elected officials.

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline in California has gone up 20 cents, or 7.5 percent, since the end of November. That’s slightly higher than the national average, which has gone up 7.1 percent since Nov. 30.

Most energy analysts attribute the bump to a recent decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to cut crude oil production.

But another bump is coming, at least here in Southern California.

The annual oil industry scam commonly known as the transition by refiners from winter-blend gasoline to the more expensive summer-blend is under way.

Expect prices to go up another 10 to 15 cents a gallon in Southern California. Expect the political donations from Big Oil to our elected officials to go up as well.

Read the whole story in the San Diego Union-Tribune

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