When it comes to the U.S. gasoline market, California might as well be on an island, Jim Jelter...

|By:, SA News Editor

When it comes to the U.S. gasoline market, California might as well be on an island, Jim Jelter writes, explaining why the state's gas price spike won't spread. While much of the U.S. has been adding refining capacity, California has done little, butting heads with the oil industry for years over environmental regulations and strict gasoline formulas, leaving it highly vulnerable to refinery outages.