Mystery Gasoline Surcharge – July 27, 2019


Californians are paying $20 million per day in higher fuel costs due to a “mystery gasoline surcharge”, according to Energy Institute Faculty Director Severin Borenstein who spoke with KQED about this.

“‘Prior to 2015, the (gas price) differential between California and the rest of the country was pretty much completely explained by our higher taxes and environmental fees and the cost of making our cleaner gasoline,’ Borenstein said. But starting in 2015, a new price gap of 20 to 30 cents opened up, one that neither Borenstein — nor anyone else — can find the cause of.”

Read More about the Mystery Gasoline Surcharge in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, AP News, NBC Bay Area, Fox Business, KSRO, and the Trucker