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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 8:35:20 AM

California's gasoline prices have skyrocketed, and finally in response that took far too long- Governor Brown is now prepared to do something. Brown ordered the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to immediately take emergency steps to increase the amount of gasoline available to stations to assist in bringing down record prices.

"Gas prices in California have risen to their highest levels ever, with unacceptable cost impacts on consumers and small businesses," said Governor Brown. "I am directing the Air Resources Board to immediately take whatever steps are necessary to allow an early transition to winter-blend gasoline."

Winter-blend gasoline is a mixture that evaporates more quickly than the gasoline sold in summer...

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vulcan96
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 4:14:09 AM

goog luck
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Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 10:09:13 PM

What now drill for oil perhaps.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 5:58:49 AM

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Lakepirate13
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 7:31:44 PM

Winter-mix in upstate NY thats used in home heating fuel their is no witer-mix for cars. We just add a dollar bottle of gas antifreeze.
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Toonces2013
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 5:15:38 PM

Moonbeam the Moonbat doing his SOP. They don't call the state the "Land of fruits and nuts" for nothing.

DesertBob- figures you were one of the folks who voted the clown in.



[Edited by: Toonces2013 at 1/28/2013 5:19:04 PM EST]
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 6:27:09 AM

Old story.
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:14:53 PM

Why is GB posting an article from October 8, 2012?
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:59:50 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:47:19 PM

is it sure?
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 12:59:04 AM

They know best.
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 11:15:33 PM

Really
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dockersbin
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 4:24:29 PM

Cali has not fallen into the ocen yet? :)
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DeserTBoB
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 4:19:54 PM

Really? You like living in a toilet like Ohio?
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paulweb
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 8:37:03 PM

Could be worse, could be stuck living in CA.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:21:45 PM

Sounds like a good idea.
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You are PROUD to post as "CapriceWagon?" Do you have a plywood spoiler on the back end of that tub of rust, too? Is it the same color as your single wide trailer home?
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CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:47:28 AM

Way to lead from behind, just like our white house resident
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:47:29 AM

Okay...whatever.
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Recall Jerry Brown
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 6:35:09 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 5:40:44 AM

single blend is okay for warmer states, that's for sure.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 9:44:03 PM

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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 10:31:03 AM

Go to a single blend nationwide. This is what too many regulations get you.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 8:21:14 AM

the whole summer/winter blend is a scam, esp. in the warmer areas of the country.
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Karisholman
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 12:33:17 AM

I just don't understand how the prices are going down. It seems to me that they are rising.
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TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 5:36:45 PM

Unfortunately hasn't made much of a difference yet. Prices are down what, 1 or 2 cents on average?
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 4:24:46 PM

Well that did seem to work gas is still very high
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ChuckVIL
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 4:35:43 PM

Patrick, how about saying what RVP stands for. I had to look it up.
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 3:31:57 PM

I don't quite understand Patrick Dehaan's statement "and finally in response that took far too long- ".
Patrick's blog of 10/2 reported the wholesale bump of $0.75 gal and said that retail had gone up 2 cents already. So the Governor asked for the waiver on Sunday 10/7. That's just 5 days. The reported reason was a brief power outage at a refinery that is now back online. When does Patrick think Gov. Brown should have reacted? Any earlier and he'd have been criticized for over reaction.

And for all you teabaggers that want blame Californians for causing our own problem because we enjoy clean air can piss off.
We already know our gas tax is high, and that having a blend to keep our air cleaner costs us. We the people of California made that decision and we live with it. Our prices are generally $.35 to $.40 more than national ave.
What we have experienced over the past week is a sudden jump pushing our prices up $0.50 over the previous week. I believe we are second only to Texas in the number of refineries. The oil refineries are predominantly owned by big oil, and they can build more refinery capacity with the billions of profit they make every month. Hell just the tax breaks and subsidies to them should cover the cost, but then they'd lose another convenient excuse to rape us at the pumps.

Funny when the Midwest got jacked by big oil, I didn't see anyone here blaming them for their votes (except Chicago perhaps).
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 2:10:22 PM

Hummm, the state with the most liberal energy policy has the highest gas prices....
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:44:41 AM

So what took him so long??
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:34:45 AM

Mnrick041 is probably right on the money about California being the only state with an air resources board. It's just another way to waste taxpayer money uselessly, keep your friends in power, keep yourself in power with supporters to vote for you, etc.

"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." steven chu, obama's energy secretary. This is a repost from Boo1989. It's true, Chu said that, and has since taken it back, but yet not really. It's their way and his way to achieve energy indepence. don't worry folks, you're gettin what you voted for with Obama, and even without him being in power along with his friends, we'll get there, to $7 to $9 a gallon or more for gas as Chu and others want. It's only a matter of time. Doesn't matter whether we have a Democrat or Republican in the White House, but I'd rather not have that foreigner Obama in there. He shouldn't be in there in the first place, and he is. He even said it years ago before he became President and before running for the Presidency in 2008.
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:32:12 AM

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 9:13:35 AM

Wow, if that's all it took then this guy needs to be taken out and beaten for letting his constituents suffer so long
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 8:15:47 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 6:11:58 AM

bout time!
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 6:08:36 AM

Is that all it takes?
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 6:05:56 AM

Political posturing... it's only a couple of weeks early.
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 6:05:18 AM

It is about time someone stepped in
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 6:03:55 AM

Gov. Moonbeam to the rescue
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krgunde
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 6:02:42 AM

It's about time Gov Brown. My heart goes out to you guys out in CA!!! It's hard enough to buy gas here in TX where we refine it!!! I can't imagine living in CA now!
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findcheap
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 6:02:19 AM

merely 2 1/2 weeks early, before it was due anyway
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 6:00:31 AM

Very good news for CA!
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Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 6:00:12 AM

Real fix is more refineries! But no one wants them.
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 5:57:56 AM

Gas mileage is worse on winter blend, this is a short term fix.
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mnrick041
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 5:57:42 AM

I am sure California is the only place with a "Air Resources Board".
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 5:56:44 AM

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 5:56:40 AM

Should have been done as soon as the shortage was first anticipated.
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