$7.00 Gas in the good old USA! What say you?

Space Invader 2012/04/08 12:22:00
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AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND (CBS) — Catalina Island is known for many things… its picturesque scenery, seafood and hiking, to name a few. But what about high gas prices?

For the past two weeks, gas prices on Catalina Island have been an average of $7 a gallon.

Stacy Dizon, who works at the Santa Catalina Island Co.-owned gas
station on Pebbly Road, tells CBSLA that a gallon of regular unleaded on
Saturday is $7.03.

 Gas Prices On Catalina Island Pass $7 Mark

(credit: Ivan Hernandez/Avalon Marine Dock)

The gas station is one of two service stations catering to the island and nearby, Avalon.

About 1.5 miles away, Ivan Hernandez at the city-owned Avalon Marine Dock says the price of regular unleaded is $6.90 a gallon, down 10 cents from Friday.

While some residents may be feeling the pinch, many aren’t complaining.

“There’s not a lot to complain about when we’re living on an island,”
said Catherine Rogers, a server at Original Jack’s Country Kitchen.

Rogers has lived in Avalon for 33 years and tells CBSLA that she
doesn’t hear a lot of complaints about gas prices since many residents
walk and those who drive use golf carts to get around, many of which are

On average, Rogers says, those who drive golf carts fill up about once a month.

Tony Gomez, who works at La Paloma, has lived on the island for 15
years. He tells CBSLA that as of last week, the price of a gallon of
regular unleaded was $7.10.

As Gomez explains, residents on Catalina Island pay on average about $2 more for gas as compared to prices on the mainland.

As for the cause of the spike in gas prices, residents say they expect prices to be higher since the fuel is barged in.

The Auto Club of Southern California has not yet returned our call to provide a comment.

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  • Teri- Oregon 2012/04/10 06:45:36
    None of the above
    Teri- Oregon
    thanks Obama
  • CREW grand 2012/04/09 05:28:53
    None of the above
    CREW grand
    On those occasions when fear-mongering conservatives aren't posting outright lies, they're posting intentionally deceptive propaganda.
    Catalina Island keeps tight restrictions on the use of motor vehicles.
    There is currently a 14-year-long waiting list to bring a car onto the island.
    Most residents travel by walking, bicycling or golf cart, though some taxis are available.
    Gas prices are higher there due to a combination of added delivery expense and two things conservatives wholly support: price gouging and lack of competition.

  • jackolantyrn356 2012/04/08 19:53:16
    None of the above
    Obama needs to be gone and I mean now
  • TruBluTopaz 2012/04/08 16:57:16
    Start walking??
    Gas gets to higher than $4.50 and Obama is out of office.
  • heirsoftheking 2012/04/08 16:46:14
    None of the above
    OBAMA! Start farting and make some usable gas! You're part of the blame for this!
  • SteveMarine- JLA 2012/04/08 16:30:55
    Start walking??
    SteveMarine- JLA
    I guess bikes and golf carts are their best way to travel. Or walking. OBama isn't gonna stop at 7 he wants to unarm Americans and make it so we can't travel....makes it easier to attack us...and take over.
  • AdLib 2012/04/08 16:18:59
    None of the above
    LMAO.....Most people use GOLF CARTS or ride bikes. I know, because I've visited the island more times than I can remember. Gas has ALWAYS been higher there than anywhere in the US.

    The Big metropolis of Avalon - where 98% of Catalina's population live.
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  • Ken 2012/04/08 16:16:42
    Start walking??
    and fire this gutless President.
  • Woman of many faces~ijm 2012/04/08 16:02:03
    It's cryin' time for sure
    Woman of many faces~ijm
    How will I be able to afford to go to work?

    cry lady
  • mal 2012/04/08 14:37:46
    None of the above
    Say gooodbye to the food on the shelves as the trucking industry for one, will not survive...
  • Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩ 2012/04/08 12:56:25
  • Pamu 2012/04/08 12:31:30
    Start walking??
    Very true and it will be more as the days pass on, start cycling.
  • Space Invader 2012/04/08 12:23:05
    None of the above
    Space Invader
  • AdLib Space I... 2012/04/08 16:30:17
    Gas prices on the Island have been at a couple of dollars more than on the mainland of California. You're trying to spin this into something its not.

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