"Brown on Sunday ordered state smog regulators to allow winter-blend gasoline to be sold in California earlier than usual to bring down prices. Winter-blend gas typically isn't sold until after October 31. Few refineries outside the state are currently making summer-blend gas, putting the pressure on already-taxed California manufacturers."
|Friday's gas in California|
If he, and his subjects, were truly concerned about the cost of tank filling, they'd take another look at their ban on oil drilling. In particular, their ban on offshore drilling. And their "clean air standards." I think I remember reading that when California's EPA folks set their "standards," the rest of the country is stuck with them. At the pump and, since they account for about 10% of national car sales, Detroit pays close attention to what those folks want.