Skip to comments.Gov. Brown launches effort to push gas prices down
Posted on 10/07/2012 4:38:01 PM PDT by umgud
Gov. Jerry Brown ordered state smog regulators Sunday to allow winter-blend gasoline to be sold in California earlier than usual to help drive prices down. Winter-blend gas typically isnt sold until after October 31. Few refineries outside the state are currently making summer-blend gas, putting the pressure on already-taxed California manufacturers. In some locations, fuming motorists paid $5 or more per gallon while station owners had to shut down pumps in others.
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How about not blocking the oil fields, or stopping these idiot blends altogether, or resigning.
Those fumes may explode against 0bama. Liberals never understand the consequences of their stupid regulations.
You mean he can just order the refineries to ignore the law?
Who pays the fines, or do they just shut down the refineries later?
Moon Beam is screwing up. Barry’s turds in the state controlled “media” have said recently that “americans” love high gas prices and they aren’t even on the “americans’” election issues radar.
Use Moonbeam’s head for a drill bit.
Mr. CARB carbon tax... er "credit," glowbill warming, enviro-thug himsef suddenly cares about gas prices? Really???
Will mebbe he jest mite drop that extra fifty cents a gallon in taxes California charges... you know, a tax that falls harder on the poor, that one.
He has “ordered” the CA clean air commission to release the “winter” blend. It is solely their decision and may just tell Brown to pound sand.
Why doesn’t Moonbeam just go to a gas station and scream “gas prices go down!” at the pumps? It would make as much sense as what he’s usually done in his political career.
I agree with you, I think Brown is doing this as a premptive strike to attempt to stop the Romney Campaign from raising this as an issue. People should be outraged that the radical liberals think that we are this easy to be manipulated. This a “let them eat cake” moment, a short term fix for a problem that THEY created. It’s an outrage, and Romney ought to slam them over the head with this, short term fix, or no short term fix.
Governor Brown, if you want to fix this, then eliminate the “custom blending” of CA gas.
Use the same blend as everyone.
For all the talk about “Big Oil” profits, these folks don’t realize that Taxes take the largest share!
Maybe someday, voters will realize the futility of electing people who know nothing of business, yet make decisions crucial to business success.
start with resignation....then go join a monastic order and hit the road for a decade of contemplation....just a suggestion for Jerry Brown.
He started the slam in the debate. I loved the line about the taxbreaks for the evil oil companies were a fraction of 0bama's billions to failed solar and green energy. There is a target rich environment.
They (people in Cal) don’t like the high gas prices yet will overwhelmingly vote for O in Nov??? Better put solar panels on the top of their cars.
Of course they would NEVER lower the gasoline tax to bring prices down. That would be blasphemous.
Better yet, start driving solar powered cars and ignore fossil fuels altogether. Problem solved.
How about suspending the .54 cent taxes?
Consider that this would increase demand for the ‘winter blend’ fuel and therefor raise gas prices in other states.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Board rejected Brown’s request- to keep from hurting Obama’s chances in say, Colorado.
Maybe a majority of Californians would rather have Obama than have cheaper gas prices.
I am surprised he did not order the CA AG to sue Exxon instead.
Usually these Progressives have no clue how a market works.
Sound like they’re talking about coffee. Morning blend, evening blend.
Blend Schmend! Drill for the friggin oil we have here and knock down these crazy prices!.My God, it cost me almost $100 to fill it up up here in So. Cal! One wouldn’t know it unless you’re living it because I guess the msm isn’t covering it, although I did see a lead article on Yahoo this early morning. But it’s not there anymore. What a surprise.
The incomprehensible thing to me is most of these jackasses out here are gonna vote for “please no more debates” Obummer who is purposely driving up the price so we all have to buy his electric Volt that is failing so miserably.
As you may ascertain, I’m having issues today.
Cal is bankrupt. No taxes will be lowered or abolished unless and army of libertarians occupied Sacramento.
In fact prop 30 which will raise taxes is ahead in the polls.
Agreed, we’re screwed, if you live here too. I just bought a motor home that I was searching for many months now. I’m renting the house, when prices rise, I’ll sell it and be free and clear. I’ll be selling my business and I’m gone. Lucky for me I have the money to leave.
Brown needs cut back on the Estrogen that is required in their blends.
If this were Bush v Kerry (who served in Vietnam), the MSM would scream daily how it was Bush's fault.
Be sure and turn the lights off when you leave. I think all of your fellow Kalifornians have already migrated to Texas. Hope they leave their lib mind sets there. We’ll get their heads on straight, eventually, tho :)
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Those of us leaving don’t need to get our heads straight. Why do you think we are leaving. Besides, I’m going to be a nomad without the raghead, durag, screw you Snoop. I have family all over these great 49 states. Can’t drive the MOHO to Hawaii or I would. I’ll be looking for the other 7 states Zero was talking about though.
Brown is worried that his proposition on the ballot will not pass because of the higher gasoline prices. This proposition (Proposition 30) is asking voters to approve a 1/4 cent raise in the sales tax (already one of the highest, if not the highest, in the nation) and an additional tax on income for those making over 250K. It’s for the “chidren” (fund education).
I hear ya...hopefully all the Kalifornians I see here in TX, daily, feel the same way.
I especially appreciate your Hawaii comment!
I thought this story was going to be about Moonbeam wanting everyone to save their farts in a plastic bag.
Then I realized that plastic bags have been banned in California.
Good old Jerry Brown and his dog Sutter.....
“People seem to be really upset over these gas prices, Sutter. What do you think we should do?”
“That’s it! We’ll ask The Great Pumpkin to deliver some gas. What’s Nancy Pelosi’s number?”
Moonbats are so funny. King Moonbeam going against his own herd. Idiots
“Be sure to turn the lights off when you leave.”
Nothing new about that little ditty. That has been
applied to Michigan and the Rust Belt, in general.
“I think all your fellow Kalifornians have already
migrated to Texas.”
Kalifornians? Sooner or later we will be calling you
Taxans. Why? Because as we found the hard way, population
brings liberals. It just does. Wait until you get
out-voted in your comfortable little world. No, some
of us native CALIFORNIANS will wait it out until the
rifraft move away.......to places like Texas.
“Hope they leave their lib mind sets there.”
They didn’t leave them behind when they came to Cali-
fornia so there is no reason to believe they will
leave them when they go.
“We’ll get their heads on straight, eventually, tho:)”
Good luck with that. You’ve got cities, universities,
and a relatively liberal capital city, all the makings
of libtopia when a population explosion is added to the
mix. Be smug at your own peril (:
Ca has 4of the biggest oil fields in USA
Just let em drill
Yeah. That’s just crazy talk.
I have family in KA...long-time, several generations. Unfortunately, they're all Dims. They cannot grasp what the liberals have done to that great state. I've lived (briefly) in KA...beautiful climate and scenery. Such beautiful and fertile land and potential...just a shame to see it all taken over by the lib majority.
Where is KA if I might ask?
...ordered state smog regulators Sunday to allow winter-blend gasoline to be sold in California earlier than usual to help drive prices down.
People are their own worst enemies in this kind of deal, they increase personal gasoline purchases driving the supply down and the price up.
-— How about not blocking the oil fields, or stopping these idiot blends altogether, or resigning. ——
How about outlawing “price-gouging?”
Liberals ate really slipping.
Kahliforneeia! Imagine ahhhrnold saying it! lol
There is plenty of oil. There are just not enough refineries. One or two have a hiccup and it is the end of the world! Prices sky rocket up.
Last I read station owners only make about $0.10 a gallon, as well as the oil companies.
Have you heard, something else?
By that time, it will be Alta California, Mexico. #Reconquista
The problem with that is we are just 4 weeks away from the election and the news of high gas prices is already OUT THERE and this will be talked about for weeks..
Call that guy who heals the planet and lowers the level of the oceans. Reducing gas prices should be a slam dunk for him, even when he’s on vacation.