It’s hard to imagine a scenario more ridiculous than a grocery store selling gas for $1.50 per gallon.
But the gas market has been a major driver of California’s booming economy for years, and that’s where things get even more complicated.
Gasoline prices in California have been the highest in the country for more than a decade, and now, the state is seeing an economic boom fueled by the country’s hottest fuel, natural gas.
It’s an era of unprecedented consumer confidence and optimism.
Gas prices have jumped almost 400 percent in California since 2010.
The state’s economy has grown more than six times faster than the national average, according to the Department of Finance.
But as the state’s economic boom continues, so does its price bubble.
California has seen its gas prices spike so much that it is now the only state in the nation that charges a 30-cent surcharge to customers for gasoline, according the State Energy Board.
That’s why many customers are turning to online services like Costco, GasBuddy and other online stores for the cheapest gas.
The prices are so low that some consumers are even switching to cheaper alternatives like gas stations.
“The gas prices in the state are so extreme, that it has really opened up this market,” said Daniele Tuglia, president of GasBuddys, a San Diego-based online gas store.
The problem is, many consumers are unaware of the surcharge.
“The gas is cheap, but you have to pay $1 to use it, so why is it $1?
Why can’t you just go to Costco or Wal-Mart and get it for free?” said Daniel Schmitt, a business analyst at Wells Fargo.
Gas is a major reason why many people in California are switching to electric vehicles.
In the past year, the number of people using electric vehicles in California has more than doubled, to nearly 40,000.
The average price of a Tesla Model S electric vehicle has soared from $69,000 to more than $150,000 in California.
GasBuddy says that gas is now a cheaper option than driving.
“We are seeing more people choosing to drive with the cheapest available gas for the lowest price, and they are doing so for a variety of reasons,” the company said in a statement.
“It’s the first time we’ve seen that happen since the gas price bubble started,” said Chris Wysocki, the CEO of the GasBud website.
California’s gas prices have been skyrocketing since 2010, when the price of natural gas shot past $3 a gallon, a level it hasn’t seen since the 1970s.
The price rose from $1 a gallon in 2011 to nearly $3 in 2014.
The spike in prices was a direct result of the oil boom.
With oil prices at record highs and the U.S. economy expanding at a faster rate than ever before, oil was able to fuel the economy.
Gas was a key driver of that economic boom, and many consumers believed that natural gas was the answer to a fuel crisis.
That’s because gasoline is one of the few fuels that can be refined in the U