Governor Brown orders emergency action on gasoline
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#1 Oct 8, 2012
As California gas prices hit new high Brown orders emergency action
As California gas prices hit new records Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown pushed an emergency production switch that could provide some relief for the bruising drivers are taking at the pump.
Though the pace of increases slowed from the double digit hikes seen in the past few days, drivers in the Bay Area still saw a two to five-cent increase overnight for regular gas, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. Prices in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Santa Cruz all posted new records.
Brown said he's ordered the California Air Resources Board to take emergency action that's intended to boost production by 8-10 percent. The increase in supply is intended to fatten supplies and tamp down on prices.
The change would allow refineries to switch from making summer to winter-blend gas about four weeks earlier than the usual Oct. 31 change over. Though the summer blend is better for air quality, Brown said the negative impacts would be negligible.
Gas prices have spiraled upward as a confluence of reduced production, a power outage and other factors have cut supply. The resulting shortage has pushed prices to nearly $1 above the national average of $3.81 for a gallon of regular.
#2 Oct 8, 2012
gas is $3.00 a gallon higher now then when Bush was President, WHY ?
#3 Oct 8, 2012
Higher gasoline prices in Vallejo means (hopefully) more people willing to take the local SolTrans buses and purchase their monthly and day passes, to increase the ridership numbers. Isn't that a good thing?
#5 Oct 8, 2012
NO! it's not a good thing, unless you are going where they want you to go when they want you to go there ! the automobile gives the people freedom of mobility and that freedom is what the liberals hate, so they will do whatever it takes to force people from their transportation of choice and into the moombeam bullet train to nowhere or the over priced empty busses miller forces us to pay for.
if you want to ride the bus, then why don't you do it ! but leave me and my car alone, after all it's about fairness isn't it ?
#6 Oct 8, 2012
The solution is simple but obviously not within the grasp of our not so smart, elected leaders. What the state needs is a buffer reserve of oil that will prevent a price spike in times of shortage caused by unforeseen circumstances. The gov can legislate a law that requires the state to start buying oil reserves when the price is low using the people's money in the form of bonds or stocks. When events happen that will potentially cause a shortage in oil supply, the buffer is immediately used to cover for the shortage thus preventing a price spike.
It's so simple that even a kindergarten kid can do it.
#7 Oct 8, 2012
even easier, this so-called shortage is caused by the do-gooders, the enviormental nuts, and their followers in Sacramento, reduce or eliminate the excess regulations, Air Resourses Board, and the rest of the hundreds of bs hurdles causeing the price of gasoline in Calif. to be the highest in the country. this won't require a new law just getting rid of some old ones !
#8 Oct 9, 2012
Yeah, for those 6-7 people that live AND work in Vallejo, it is great for them. For the hunderds of Thousands of others in the bay area it is terrible.
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