On Sunday, gas prices hit a record average of $4.655 for a gallon of regular in California.
Now, police are looking for thieves going around and stealing gasoline from gas stations and other facilities.
Nearly 1,000 gallons of the increasingly expensive fuel was stolen.
There was gas stolen from the Shell gas station and an attempt made at the 76 Gas Station.
According to the manager of the Shell station, 300 gallons of gas was pumped, some of it going to a tank in the pickup truck’s bed after hours. Security cameras caught the thief using a credit card. The pump’s meter was somehow disabled.
The same people came back twice during store hours and took 350 gallons each time. Each time there was no clue behind the counter that gas was being pumped.
On a good note, Governor Jerry Brown took “emergency steps” to try to bring down record gas prices in the state on Sunday October 7, 2012.
He directed the California Air Resources Board to increase the fuel supply by allowing the immediate sale and import of cheaper and more available winter-blend gasoline.
This would decrease the price of gas in California by 15 to 20 cents per gallon within a few days.