The thing about living in California, which is by far the best state in the whole WERLD, is that you pay for the privilege in a litany of ways, from home prices, to taxes, to the price of gas. In fact, the California town of Gorda, a coastal hamlet situated on Highway 1 south of San Francisco, holds the distinction of having the most expensive gas in the United States, at $5.40 for a gallon of premium:
Tourists couldn’t believe what they were seeing, NBC11 reported. Many said they would never pay that much for a gallon of gas. Others said they had no choice. The gas station’s owner said one customer told him to go to hell and another said he should be shot for charging that much for gas.
The reason the gas costs so much is because the town gets all its power from a generator and they use the extra profits from the pumps help pay that bill. The other reason is that they can. They’re the only game in town.
“If you’re out in the desert without water and you want a jug of water and they charge you 30 bucks for a jug of water, I wouldn’t feel sorry for you. Look before you leap, right? said gas station attendant James Willman.
Besides, people bitching about $5 gas should try going to fucking Netherlands, where last week a gallon of premium came in at $9.14.