Green Hypocrite Tom Steyer Wonders If High Gas Prices In Cali Is A Conspiracy



San Francisco’s billionaire environmental activist and Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer joined a group of consumer advocates supporting a California Senate investigation to determine if an “oligopoly” is the reason the price of California regular gasoline at$3.19 a gallon is $.78 higher than the national average, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Given that the policies and taxes advocated by the oligopoly of Democrats, environmentalists and consumer advocates that Tom Steyer leads has resulted in California oil production falling by one-third in the last 7 years, it should not be complicated to understand why California pay the most ……

…. Steyer knows that in 1920s, California was the largest crude oil producer in the U.S. and the world. When Vice President Al Gore convinced the Democrat Party in 1995 to oppose fossil fuels based on the planet running out of the commodity, 92 percent of the crude oil for California refineries came from California and Alaska, while only 8 percent of crude supply was imported. But when Steyer left Farallon in 2012, about 40 percent of California’s oil supply was imported, mostly from Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

Last year, the U.S. experienced the largest annual increase in crude oil production for any country in history and production doubled in the last 7 years. But California’s production uniquely was unchanged last year and is down by a third in the last 7 years. …….

…. The lack of local crude oil supply is providing an opportunity for railroads to make fortunes shipping 100-tank-car oil trains loaded with crude 2,000 miles from North Dakota’s Bakken Field to California for $17 a barrel. The rate is about 2.5 times higher than the normal rail rates for liquids, due to the higher danger from fiery accidents.

Tupper Hull, a spokesman for the Western States Petroleum Association responded to Steyer’s letter, according to the Bee: “We have a sheet of several dozen investigations over the last 25 years, and they all reach the same conclusion: This product [gasoline], like other very competitive commodities, is quite sensitive to supply and demand imbalances. And when there are imbalances, the market responds very quickly and very decisively.”

Steyer and Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León are leading interest groups that are demanding greenhouse gas reduction legislation that would reduce petroleum use in cars by as much as 50 percent by 2030. Steyer has also threatened to fund an oil-extraction tax to force petroleum users to cut back usage.

Tom, if you’re really questioning why gasoline is so high in Cali, then, you’re a moron. 

Yes, it’s a conspiracy that gasoline prices are up in Cali, and Tom, you’re part of it.  Maybe you’re a useful idiot for them or, maybe you actually know better.  I don’t know.  But, I do know you’ve actively worked to make it harder and worse for the people in California.  I’d be all pissy about it, but, the people of California deserve exactly this.  It’s really going to suck for you all when Saudi decides to quit pumping like crazy. 

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9 Responses to Green Hypocrite Tom Steyer Wonders If High Gas Prices In Cali Is A Conspiracy

  1. Latitude says:

    I thought they had to use “special” gas?

    • cdquarles says:

      There is that, too. Summer gas is coming, with its 30 odd ’boutique’ blends; so expect gas to go up about 75 cents a gallon from that, depending on driving demand, refinery production and crude costs with hedging.

  2. leftinflagstaff says:

    But if we ask the Saudis to keep pumping….and they don’t….isn’t that discrimination against everyone who’s not a Saudi? Someone start a hash tag!!

  3. omanuel says:

    Government science is now viewed with suspicion, a fact that concerns the editor of Junk Science:

    As noted there, the quickest solution is for governments worldwide to admit two REALITIES:

    1. Humans live on a water-covered planet exactly one astronomical unit (1AU) from a pulsar that made the elements, birthed the solar system and sustains our lives. Governments cannot predict our future.

    2. Governments purposely deceived the public about the source of energy that destroyed Hiroshima – NEUTRON REPULSION – after WWII to try to avoid the possibility of worldwide nuclear annihilation.

  4. Latitude says:

    …just so I’m clear on the concept

    He’s suicidal….so they put him on a medication that’s number one side effect is suicidal tendencies

    Let’s just put the whole world on anti-depressants….then no one will be able to feel a thing

    • cdquarles says:

      That’s a well known phenomenon and happens with every anti-depressant medication. The people most at risk from suicide while depressed are the most severely depressed or the bi-polar ones. Bring these people out of the deep funk and they regain the energy to act on their abnormal thoughts before the medications reduce the abnormal thoughts; just like the manic phase of bi-polar disorder folk are very energetic and are very impulsive. This is the period when they need to be placed in a safe environment, but even then some will manage to hurt themselves or others.

      Thanks to the lawyers, these effects must be disclosed, but the warnings can’t be elaborate enough to get the point across.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    I suspect the humungous dockworkers’ strike in California probably impacted on crude shipments too, even though it appeared to be mainly container handlers. Unions rarely restrict themselves to one isolated action, but try to spread the damage as much as they can – often with support from other unions.

    Of course Steyer can’t mention this because the dockers are allies of the Democrats.

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