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Gas Prices Fall 50 cents On Order To Release “Winter Gas”

Fox40 -- SACRAMENTO-Who knew there even was such a thing as “winter gasoline?” Did you?

But now it’s winter gas to the rescue, hitting stations about three weeks early under orders from the Governor.

“Wholesale gasoline in California fell about 50 cents when this became public,” said Dave Clegern, with the State Air Resources Board.

We had to ask, if winter gas is so much cheaper, why not make it all-year-round gas?

“In the summer that stuff tends to evaporate way too fast, and go way too far,” Clegern said.

When it comes to winter gasoline, we are fortunate in Northern California to have seen our temperatures drop over the last few days. We’re already in the right range to sell that less environmentally friendly fuel.

It’s the air in Southern California that’s most in danger


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Submitted Oct 09, 2012 By: aservant
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 9:47:25 AM

Sure haven't dropped 50 cents around here in So. Cal.
LQQKGAS
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 9:44:44 AM


Prices must be manipulated if they can drop .50¢ on an order.
Hobby001
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 5:48:34 AM

Speculators that support Obama are allowing the price to fall now; wait until the election is over.
J Eric
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 9:59:38 PM

Although winter gas is now being sold, prices have not dropped to as low as they were a month ago; that is, I paid $4.399 today for USA regular (a low-priced brand). Seems to me gas should be maybe 10 cents or more less to end the "spike."
honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 4:42:21 AM

werich: funny but good point.
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 4:41:49 AM

I won't hold my breath. But then, winter fuel is just getting started being refined, IIRC. Good luck CA!
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 10:27:31 PM


Winter Gas is NOT sitting around....it has to be refined first. The price drop will happen soon.
jtravis711
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 9:40:59 AM

Will use up the higher cost supply thats at the pumps first. Thats a fact.California is too restrictive and that hurts all of us.
TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 9:24:16 AM

That 50 cent wholesale price drop has still not trickled down to the consumer as of this morning.
MAJB
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 8:40:50 AM

Every little bit helps
tomok
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 3:55:35 AM

Gas Prices Fall 50 cents On Order To Release “Winter Gas” but is 50 cents enough to matter that much?
The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! Speculators, manipulators and the banks continue to unfairly and unjustly make the driving public pay higher prices at the pump for their personal benefit.
How much will gas prices go up and they will rise, the trend is always up with fuel prices. The price at the pump needs to go down to $2/gallon, $3, $3.50/gallon or $4.00 is Not the new low!
Big Oil continues to sell fuel and natural gas on the world market for higher prices, there will be NO price reduction for the cost of fuel or natural gas IN the US. 'Coming out of the closet' Fred's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the jobs are Not here. Fred's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continue to be down – no matter how smoooooth talking Fred spins those numbers! People will still drive and buy fuel no matter what but it sure helps to have a job too!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
firefly09
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 1:35:27 AM

It hasn't droped here yet. When it does, it will not be low enough.
crreed1
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 11:23:29 PM

ok
jrsva
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 11:11:08 PM

“Who knew there even was such a thing as ‘winter gasoline’? Did you?”

Sure did; we never fill our farm tank during summer-gas season. We fill in the spring while winter gas is still available, then use it down and fuel vehicles at nearby stations, if necessary, until winter gas comes back in September. We often get thru the summer without buying any outside gas.

HYEgasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 11:09:50 PM

Not only is there winter gasoline, in all of CA they have more then 2 dozen summer blends. Meaning if if one refinary goes under, you have some problems. For instance whats going on now!

Nothing but idiots......Gov Brown and all the other CA Baboons!!
Quick68
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 11:09:09 PM

Winter gasoline in California?
madison8359
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 11:08:43 PM

Are you kidding, this is crazy.
J4romeo
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 11:08:00 PM

not here
billk44077
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 11:07:52 PM

ok
Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 11:07:31 PM

I do not believe it ...
Cashless
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 11:06:51 PM

With each passing day, more BS.
don10
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 11:04:00 PM

ok
1fulltank
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 11:03:01 PM

They can really use the relief.
obimerrill
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 11:02:40 PM

It's still a problem of their own making so I don't feel that sorry for them.
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 11:02:23 PM

Didn't drop here!, lol
dld1295
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 11:01:12 PM

no
heydano67
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:58:58 PM

Must be in the wholesale cost, because retails haven't dropped yet.
carpenter4u
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:58:15 PM

tells you that fuel formulas cost money
C.Carpets
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:56:09 PM

Prices have NOT fallen. Maybe tomorrow but not today.
WIWalt
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:55:51 PM

Went down at the expence of diesel
SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:55:40 PM

"Wholesale Prices" might have fallen, but I see no evidence that the price at the pump has made that adjustment yet. Perhaps when the wholesalers can first sell their inventory of this higher priced fuel
SavALot
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:55:14 PM

definitely not a coincidence
mattpolska
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:54:46 PM

thats funny cuz its been snowing since last week here in winnipeg and gas isnt falling what gives
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:54:12 PM

California problems are national problems.
SandeeC
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:52:36 PM

Isn't it amazing at all the names they come up with just to charge higher prices?
Vetteblu
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:49:35 PM

Constant bs from oil companies.
J Eric
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:47:57 PM

Fox 40 is wrong. Gasoline prices have NOT fallen, in fact they rose by 1/2 cent per gallon down here, and it was reported tonight by KNX (CBS Radio) that the record-high prices continue throughout the state.

Our air's not dirty; just the politicians.

[Edited by: J Eric at 10/9/2012 11:49:13 PM EST]
chuckhermann
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:45:56 PM

So what, exactly, caused prices to fall?
PizzaMon
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:44:55 PM

Keep it in Cali.
Ken2OD
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:40:49 PM

We hear the same excuses every year.
drobbbb
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:39:56 PM

need more refineries
ItsMorph
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:39:03 PM

And diesel shot UP....go figure.
TXRanger09
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:37:37 PM

What price do you put on clean air? But then again, if your working for your gas tank, whats the harm in seeing the air you breath? I guess Southern California is too unique.
lucky69
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:33:28 PM

gas prices are falling because of the election, afterwards, winter or no, they will rise.
mstearno
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:31:27 PM

over regulation equals higher prices....SEE
TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:31:26 PM

If you don't think some Winter Gas should be more expensive NOT LESS try these links.

3. Additives. 3.1 Antiknock ... In cold weather , too little volatility results in cars failing to start. .... The lower energy content (per litre) of LPG in comparison to gasoline is due mainly to its lower density.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasoline)

Diesel fuel is prone to waxing or gelling in cold weather;
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_diesel_fuel)

The Clean Air Act requires use of oxygenated gasoline in areas where winter time ... emissions from gasoline-fueled vehicles tend to increase in cold weather.
(http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fuels/gasolinefuels/winterprograms/index.htm)

[Edited by: TIGERPAW46 at 10/9/2012 11:32:28 PM EST]
Kamakani
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:30:00 PM

We need some of that winter gas here too.
jem069
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:29:52 PM

Ok
AC-302
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:29:08 PM

Ain't seen that price fall here in LaLa land.. not yet anyway.
RBob
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:26:01 PM


Good luck in seeing lower retail prices ... you will need the luck.

agr964
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:24:07 PM

California - Where EVERYTHING is at least 25% more expensive, but you get paid the same.
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