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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 9:56:56 AM

The EIA recent wrote an article reminding motorists of the phase in or switch over to summer gasoline as it fast approaches.

The article appears on the EIA's website and summarizes what the switch over is, why it occurs, and other pertinent information that motorists should know.

As much as we've covered summer gasoline, many Americans believe it still to be a myth. A myth it is most definitely not! Why? More stringent air pollution standards have come into play with the 1990 Clear Air Act.

One of the largest problems or issues with summer gasoline is logistical as various communities have slightly different laws covering what type of gasoline must be used. Maintaining supply of each one of these blends can...

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WanderDan
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 8:22:45 PM

we just buy what they are pushing
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sks1586
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Message Posted: May 4, 2013 8:01:46 AM

IMHO Best article information is in the following words: It costs refiners several cents per gallon more to make summer-grade gasoline, compared with winter-grade fuel, which is part of the reason that retail pump prices can rise in the summer. The federally mandated dates for summer-grade gasoline and reformulated gasoline, where required, are May 1 to September 15 for refiners and terminals, and June 1 to September 15 for gasoline retailers.

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Donatelo
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Message Posted: May 4, 2013 7:42:31 AM

gas should come down as natural gas and propane , along with electric vehicles are put more in use. onward and upward with innovation America.
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Realakman
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Message Posted: May 4, 2013 4:30:52 AM

Summer Winter gas mixing is a big joke, more government regulations that cause us all to pay for their intrusive regulations.
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: May 4, 2013 2:16:34 AM

I sense a price increase is coming.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 7:00:01 PM

no matter what we will pay
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TravelinJones
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:13:13 PM

maybe the author should not give the oil refineries a free pass,
with the "challenge of maintaining several blends", what a load of whoie.

if them morons at walmart can have it on the shelf before the season
starts, then i expect that extremely high paid engineers and logistics managers should be able to also!
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chesapeake07
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:35:58 AM

prices are moving up daily...
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sjf238
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 3:52:34 PM

ok
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 10:08:15 AM

On Apr 30, 2013 7:17:01 AM, 2parrots wrote:

>So many blends ,so many greenies .Time to tell them to agree with one
>national summer blend & one national winter blend to change with the times

All well and good, now mandate one national climate.

When snowbirds are freezing their tails off in the Rust Belt, Texans are running around in T-shirts and shorts.
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 9:16:58 AM

prices up 20 cents today.
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scu227
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 8:37:14 AM

It's an excuse to raise prices.
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2parrots
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 8:17:01 AM

So many blends ,so many greenies .Time to tell them to agree with one national summer blend & one national winter blend to change with the times
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WonderfulMI
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 6:21:45 AM

Gas went up 30 cents, yesterday, prices locally are $3.89 now.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 6:05:12 AM

I'm waiting to see the big 25 cent drop for Memorial Day that was suggested earlier in April.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 6:03:36 AM

This is complicated and it that is why it cost more to produce and higher gas prices at the pump.
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Stos1946
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 6:03:22 AM

Until the American sheeple learn a lesson from the Arab Spring, big government and big business will continue to run roughshod.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 6:02:47 AM

E free please
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 6:02:34 AM

Old news.
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danny999
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 6:00:49 AM

And somones pockets are being lined big time.
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bikerWI
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:59:46 AM

We're already at summer prices.
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slgas
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:59:07 AM

While winter weather does not make it necessary, would there be any benefit to using the summer formula all year?
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:59:02 AM

old news
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metrojeep
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:58:04 AM

Get ready for a price hike. @ Redink: A 0.42 increase in Indianapolis, really??? Now that suks.
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nstrdnvstr
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:57:59 AM

Gas would be cheaper if so many different formulas had to be used (based on the community).
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:57:29 AM

Silliness
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:56:54 AM

Push those gas prices higher
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TomBear
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:56:25 AM

So do the pollution standards only apply to the summer months? Have they decided that it's OK to pollute in the winter but not the summer? Why isn't the same formulation used all year?
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defense
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:55:54 AM

old
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hybridaholic
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:54:24 AM

Up another 5 cents yesterday.
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drillintheUSA
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:54:04 AM

"But without the Clean Air Act, we'd all be dead" though. Yea, right. See all the nonsense now folks?
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Jeffro61
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:52:22 AM

Annual B.S. excuse to raise prices.
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Ringmaster2008
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:51:53 AM

And the prices start to climb
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Redink
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:51:47 AM

Prices here rose .42 late yesterday, must be the summer gas.
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OriginalBudman
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:50:33 AM

I wouldn't say summer is "fast approaching". It's been dragging its ass here where I live.
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WmHalliday
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:49:49 AM

Of course this also reduces your MPG.
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MJIOWA
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:47:34 AM

bend over here we go
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Fox4834
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:47:34 AM

...
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:46:49 AM

I can feel the prices rising.
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mswillia
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:45:24 AM

prices going up all over
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:43:38 AM

ok!
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JCClark2012
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:43:32 AM

Does anyone know if there really safer
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:41:21 AM

governments are spending your money so don't care ... if it were business they would find a stream lined cost efficient way to achieve the same thing
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:40:54 AM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:38:23 AM

They don't use it here, but they are threatening to.
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Foxt
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:37:28 AM

Rose another twenty-five cents yesterday making it forty-two cents in two weeks. Is that the summer phase you're talking about?
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WR-INC
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:36:36 AM

The states should agree on one blend and ignore the few that want it different.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:36:09 AM

epa and how much cleaner do the new cars run now.Do we really need this price hike
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:36:04 AM

Never miss an opportunity to artificially keep prices high.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:34:59 AM

Blah blah blah
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