ICYMI: PolitiFact California: George Runner was right: California now has the highest gas prices in the nation

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

SACRAMENTO – According to GasBuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in California is at $3.238 which means the Golden State now holds the title for the highest gas prices in the nation. Motorists are definitely feeling it at the pumps with a 12 cent per gallon gas tax that went into effect a week ago today. 

Back in April after the liberal supermajority passed Senate Bill 1, the car and gas tax, former State Senator George Runner predicted that gas prices in the Golden State would be the “highest in the nation.” Chris Nichols with PolitiFact California examined the statement and verified it to be true.

Excerpted article:

Republican George Runner predicted in April that California’s gas tax hike would catapult the Golden State’s already high fuel prices to the "highest in the nation," after the increase went into effect on Nov. 1, 2017. It appears his prediction was spot on. … Since the end of October, California’s per gallon gasoline prices have risen by 18 cents, according to Patrick DeHaan, a senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.com. … Severin Borenstein, an economics professor at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, agreed California’s gas tax hike is responsible for the majority of the recent price spike. … Two energy experts told us the gas tax hike accounts for the majority of California’s 18 cent increase over the past two weeks, though a nationwide uptick in wholesale gas prices accounts for some of it. …

Click here to read the full story in PolitiFact California.