California’s summer-blend fuel requirements are in effect in Southern California until Oct. 31. The Reid Vapor Pressure, or RVP, limits are lifted in other areas of the state as early as Sept. 30. The state Air Resources Board and Energy Commission are evaluating fuel supplies and haven’t decided on the waiver, Dave Clegern, a spokesman for the air board in Sacramento, said by e- mail.Of course, if they'd start pumping their own petroleum out of the ground and open a few more refineries, this might not happen, but right now, parts of California are out of gasoline. That's what happens when you let government tell you what you can sell.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Gasoline in California
It looks like gasoline supplies in California are at an all-time low. Why is that? Simple. California has some weird requirements for gasoline and the refineries have to switch over from summer blend to winter blend. That takes time.