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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2013 9:31:49 AM

With summer winding down, so too do the air temperatures, which brings a change the gasoline that Americans burn. In many areas across the U.S., summer fuels programs are going to begin concluding, meaning "winter gasoline" will soon begin to show up, and with it, potential relief at the pump.

The big day is September 15. That's when EPA relaxes its requirements across much of the U.S. for cleaner burning fuels. Summer gasoline burns cleaner, and generally costs more to produce- an expense that's passed on to motorists across the country. Reverting back to winter gasoline generally means cost savings and lower gasoline prices.

With the onset of winter gasoline comes a change in fundamentals as well- cooler temperatures...

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hjl17
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 8:11:00 AM

Ok
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 5:51:49 AM

and the current spike in prices ain't due to "winter" gasoline... it's still major summer here in FL.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 7:46:09 AM

"Summer gasoline [...] costs more to produce..."

Sorry, but that's hogwash.
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 10:55:46 PM

Thank goodness.
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angieoke
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 8:15:20 PM

okay
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 8:09:20 AM

for new diesel drivers, make sure you add some gasoline to the diesel when it gets very cold. Or you might find yourself with some ugly surprise.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 5:52:35 AM

gonna be a chilly winter...
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priver
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 9:35:42 PM

sure
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 10:44:16 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 7:00:29 PM

Interesting
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KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 3:27:01 PM

Very interesting and informative. This is exactly the type of news article I'm interested in reading. Thank you, GasBuddy..!
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jcVA
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 12:25:49 PM

like that matters... greedy jerk middle eastern ppl
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bston
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 11:59:30 AM

Prices will surely go up.
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baddog58
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 10:18:14 AM

I knew pump prices dropped at the start of school/end of summer but didn't know why. Thought it had more to do with lowered demand and greed...well, greed IS always there!
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 9:52:35 AM

There goes your gas mileage down the drain.
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gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 5:39:24 AM

Why can't we just use the same gas all year round so refineries don't have to switch back and forth? I would think it would be easier.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 5:30:13 AM

I doubt price relief will be there.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 5:16:40 AM

Good.
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OriginalBudman
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 5:16:16 AM

Oh great, another reminder that the winter is coming.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 5:16:15 AM

I don't believe that.
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Bruno44
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 5:10:05 AM

Send the epa on a furlough.

[Edited by: Bruno44 at 8/27/2013 5:12:04 AM EST]
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speedys
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 5:07:42 AM

I will believe the lower prices when I see them.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 5:05:03 AM

Yeah right
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Tim50
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 5:01:19 AM

Another reason to raise prices.
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mike1881
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 5:00:53 AM

so gas should go down since it is cheaper to produce.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 5:00:21 AM

Old news.
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getalong
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 5:00:04 AM

WOW! I will be able to take that trip abroad now.
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metrojeep
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:59:44 AM

Happens each year, so nothing new here
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:59:31 AM

Yesterday's news
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:58:56 AM

nice
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:58:47 AM

There goes Gas Prices...Perfect excuse to raise therm..
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:54:55 AM

Here we go again
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Cachase1
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:53:43 AM

Our prices have been on the way up, and this will make no difference.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:52:28 AM

Just another old lie to raise gas prices.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:51:56 AM

always some excuse to raise prices
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:50:55 AM

Slow phase in is a rocket price increase!!
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:50:52 AM



Is the additive apple cider instead of ethanol?

Either way......our cars will run like crap.

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:50:51 AM

Finally.
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fratt
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:47:50 AM

They will find a way to increase the price with this happening.
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MyRedSky
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:46:55 AM

if the govt figures out summer gas burns cleaner, they will ban winter gas.
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sappie
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:45:10 AM

winter gas is crap.our mileage will go down hill now.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:36:00 AM

happens every year, just like xmas....
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:34:40 AM

not in Calif.
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cheapertvs
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:34:17 AM

Interesting!

Gasoline prices?
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:29:51 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:28:30 AM

Every year.
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teamsimons
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:28:11 AM

We never understood the need for winter versus summer gas. This sounds bureaucratic to us and a way to make consumers pay more.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:21:49 AM

What is the real reason for such a high pump price???? There has to be a better way!!! Pump prices were under 50 cents a gallon 40 years ago and high wages were around $10 an hour.... Pump prices have raised many times
the wages have increased....
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:21:16 AM

just in time for Christmas shopping
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 4:18:42 AM

what about the coming ethanol crunch in September?
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