Prepper Alert: Price of Gas Skyrocketing. Gas Stations Shutting Down

The average price for a gallon of gasoline on the West Coast is going through the roof right now.

Gas Pump reading $5.99

During the last 24 hours, gas prices have jumped by over 30 cents in California, with some areas experiencing prices that have jumped over $1 in the last week.

Gas Shortages

gas signA number of California gas stations have been forced to shut down after shortages in gasoline supplies made it impossible for them to resupply their stations. The problem is so bad, that some areas of California have seen the price of gas jump to almost $6 a gallon.

Shortages in gasoline supplies have forced many independent gas station owners to completely shut down. Even some of the larger stations, like Los Angeles Area Costco’s, are now starting to have trouble keeping up with demand and have begun to shut down their pumps.

If you haven’t filled up the tank, now might be the time, as experts warn the problem could soon spread into other states.


  1. Peter
    October 5, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    You guys over the pond have nothing to worry about, over here in the U.K. it is around £1.79 per litre, around £10 per gallon [$2.90 or about $16 per gallon]

    • Ieuan
      October 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      As I understand it, things are usually more expensive when you live an island. Also, you lot typically don’t have as far to drive to get somewhere. My last job I had to drive 86 miles (138.4km)one way.

      • Peter
        October 6, 2012 at 8:17 am

        I drive over 100 miles every day or two, just to get places. I live in a rural area. but even so, it is still close to Glasgow

    • Jake
      October 5, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      It also helps to have wages generally higher than here in the States…

      • Peter
        October 6, 2012 at 8:18 am

        I don’t get a steady wage, i really on £60 a week, it is pretty hard when our government is trying to crush us little people!

    • Dave
      October 6, 2012 at 6:50 am

      A bit over the top it works out at $9-00 per US Gallon


      • Peter
        October 6, 2012 at 8:20 am

        Well around £1.15 goes to the government as tax straight off, any little profit collected by the gas station pushes the prices right up. :(

        • Dave
          October 8, 2012 at 6:32 am

          Around £0-90 go’s in tax.

          • Peter
            October 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm

            It’s shit cos all that money goes straight into the pockets of the upper class and high-up ones, and almost nothing goes back to us!

          • Dave
            October 9, 2012 at 6:13 am

            More like into the pockets of the benefit scrounger scum that is the by product of 13 years of a left wing goverment

  2. Prepping Preacher
    October 6, 2012 at 4:17 am

    yet another incremental step toward tshtf… but this one hits harder than some of the others…

  3. deep south
    October 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Over in New Zealand at the bottom of the world we have it worse than the UK, NZ$2 per litre and thats just for diesel which does not include road user tax, think petrol is around 2.40. admittedly we r very rural.

    maybe people will have to start changing their lifesytles and getting on the old bicycle again!

  4. Runner
    October 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I already started bicycling and running to and from work because of gas prices. 6.5 miles one way. It saves a lot of money, but there are dangerous drivers on the roads and dangerous dogs that roam free. And it takes a lot more time.

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