For a while things were going great until a problem hit Bay Area cities like Oakland, San Francisco, Richmond, and so on. Factories were shutting down like Tosco and Chevron because of difficulties and disasters occurred. At the Chevron refinery in Richmond, something blew up causing many people in the area to get sick, people being injured on the job site, and some people losing their lives while at work. There has got to be ways to stop these problems but it seems like companies are not trying to fix them right away. The same thing happened at the Tosco refinery previously to the Chevron accident. Tosco blew up and polluted the air and got people sick and killed another man.
People having to suffer from the careless mistakes and the improper procedures taken by the people who run the refineries. Not only are we devastated by what's happening at the refineries but we, as drivers, are devastated by the prices that we have to pay just for one gallon of gas. One gallon of unleaded fuel that is actually cheap since the gas inflation is, $1.45. Before any of the inflation happened, one gallon of unleaded fuel cost, $1.05. Man, I know people miss that huh.
I was speaking to A BART representative, who is on the BART board, told me that BART has gone up around 20%. To me that's a lot. A.C. Transit has also gone up around 15%. So in a way it is good for the public transportation people and bad for the gas companies. Maybe the... [continues]
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