Posts Tagged ‘gas prices’

I’ve been working on this post for a few weeks, and one reason for the delay: the price of oil keeps falling. West Texas crude broke the $30 mark yesterday – as in, it closed below $30 for the first time in over a decade: What’s going on here? Whatever happened to those predictions of […]

Jan 13th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Another summer, another reminder of why California desperately needs more passenger rail: Eye-popping gasoline prices in Los Angeles are driving Dean Smith into a second job. The 54-year-old L.A. city clerk shook his fist Monday at a 76 gasoline station pump where gas reached $4.65 a gallon. He said he now works on the side […]

Jul 14th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

When I saw the headline “Doing the math on California bullet train fares” for a brief moment I thought this might be an interesting and informative story about what riders might expect a fare to be in the late 2020s when the system opens from LA to SF. Then I saw that Ralph Vartabedian was […]

May 10th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

This blog has the sad duty to report that the era of cheap gas is over – by which I mean the “era” that lasted from the fall of 2014 to the end of January 2015. The global collapse in oil prices was not going to last, no matter how much people wished and hoped […]

Feb 17th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized