Once again, the RED signifies an extremely wide price range of $2.75 - $3.70. An extremely broad range across several states.I WAS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT IN MY READING OF ... YOUR PREVIOUS MAP ... SO YOU WENT OFF TO FIND MAPS THAT GIVE SLIGHTLY MORE SUPPORT FOR YOUR CONSPIRACY THEORY.
Much too broad for anyone to draw any conclusions. $2.75 is close to the nationwide average. $2.75 is not really much of a "problem". $3.75 is a problem.
But yet that did not stop you from foolishly proclaiming "map demonstrates that it is not even just a Californian problem".
Map has been drilled down to give you a clearer picture of CA and neighboring state Arizona, which receives its gas from the very same CA refineries .
Please do compare CA and Arizona. A $1.00 difference when it should be $0.20 difference.
Hope that has cleared up your confusion. The surest way to kill the economy is with high energy prices.
Let me know if you require more facts.