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Well one again I am stuck scratching my head as I see that Gas Prices here in Chico, CA have jumped 42 cents OVERNIGHT.  I always have wondered why this heppens, and why ALL the gas stations in town raise their prices at the same NIGHT.  Isn't there still gas in the underground tanks that was at the old price 42 cents cheaper, and How do the independents know the Shells, Arcos and Chevrons are raising their prices?  Is there some secret Gas station Fax or TEXT service that notifies owner/operators of the the suggested pricing so EVERY Gas station in town can jack their prices up at the same time? And who determines that 42 cents is the right price jack the prices up.  Does the Gas Price Fairy have access to my private plans and know that I am planning on a road trip this weekend, so Jack the prices to squeeze every last penny from my wallet.

So how is it that all the Station know to do it the same night?  Well at least the gas prices have yet to creak $4 a gallon again, right now we are at $3.69 at the cheap stations, up to $3.92 at the Chevrons and 1st tier places .


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