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Gov. Brown launches effort to push gas prices down
Bakersfield Californian/AP ^ | Sunday, Oct 07 2012 03:29 PM | Christopher Weber

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 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. In some locations, fuming motorists paid $5 or more per gallon while station owners had to shut down pumps in others.

(Excerpt) Read more at bakersfieldcalifornian.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; energy; gasprices; jerrybrown; opec
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1 posted on 10/07/2012 4:38:11 PM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud

How about not blocking the oil fields, or stopping these idiot blends altogether, or resigning.


2 posted on 10/07/2012 4:42:18 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: umgud
In some locations, fuming motorists paid $5 or more per gallon

Those fumes may explode against 0bama. Liberals never understand the consequences of their stupid regulations.

3 posted on 10/07/2012 4:43:18 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: umgud

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?


4 posted on 10/07/2012 4:43:18 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: umgud

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.


5 posted on 10/07/2012 4:50:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: umgud

Use Moonbeam’s head for a drill bit.


6 posted on 10/07/2012 4:53:19 PM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: umgud
rotflmao

Mr. CARB carbon tax... er "credit," glowbill warming, enviro-thug himsef suddenly cares about gas prices? Really???

Oh please.

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.

Snicker.

7 posted on 10/07/2012 4:53:22 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: umgud

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.


8 posted on 10/07/2012 4:54:25 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: umgud

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.


9 posted on 10/07/2012 4:55:53 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: FatherofFive

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.


10 posted on 10/07/2012 4:56:30 PM PDT by rodeo-mamma
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To: umgud

Governor Brown, if you want to fix this, then eliminate the “custom blending” of CA gas.

Use the same blend as everyone.

Simple.


11 posted on 10/07/2012 4:57:28 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Carry_Okie

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.

Nah.


12 posted on 10/07/2012 4:59:45 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: svcw

start with resignation....then go join a monastic order and hit the road for a decade of contemplation....just a suggestion for Jerry Brown.


13 posted on 10/07/2012 5:06:13 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: rodeo-mamma
Romney ought to slam them over the head with this, short term fix, or no short term fix.

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.

14 posted on 10/07/2012 5:06:51 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: umgud

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.


15 posted on 10/07/2012 5:16:31 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: umgud

Of course they would NEVER lower the gasoline tax to bring prices down. That would be blasphemous.


16 posted on 10/07/2012 5:20:19 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: TruthWillWin

Better yet, start driving solar powered cars and ignore fossil fuels altogether. Problem solved.


17 posted on 10/07/2012 5:30:00 PM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: umgud

How about suspending the .54 cent taxes?


18 posted on 10/07/2012 5:31:32 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: FatherofFive

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.


19 posted on 10/07/2012 5:33:48 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: umgud

I am surprised he did not order the CA AG to sue Exxon instead.

Usually these Progressives have no clue how a market works.


20 posted on 10/07/2012 5:34:27 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: umgud

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.


21 posted on 10/07/2012 5:36:32 PM PDT by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: 23 Everest

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.


22 posted on 10/07/2012 5:38:31 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

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.


23 posted on 10/07/2012 5:44:23 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Brown needs cut back on the Estrogen that is required in their blends.


24 posted on 10/07/2012 5:45:58 PM PDT by fudimo
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To: RacerX1128
One wouldn’t know it unless you’re living it because I guess the msm isn’t covering it,

If this were Bush v Kerry (who served in Vietnam), the MSM would scream daily how it was Bush's fault.

25 posted on 10/07/2012 5:46:37 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: 23 Everest

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 :)


26 posted on 10/07/2012 5:51:15 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: 23 Everest

In Oceanside. Where are you


27 posted on 10/07/2012 5:56:13 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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28 posted on 10/07/2012 5:58:11 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: morphing libertarian

Long Beach.


29 posted on 10/07/2012 6:01:02 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Jane Long

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.


30 posted on 10/07/2012 6:05:27 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: umgud

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).


31 posted on 10/07/2012 6:08:38 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: 23 Everest
;)

I hear ya...hopefully all the Kalifornians I see here in TX, daily, feel the same way.

I especially appreciate your Hawaii comment!

32 posted on 10/07/2012 6:12:31 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: umgud

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.


33 posted on 10/07/2012 6:17:41 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: umgud

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?”

“Woof!”

“That’s it! We’ll ask The Great Pumpkin to deliver some gas. What’s Nancy Pelosi’s number?”


34 posted on 10/07/2012 6:22:50 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: umgud

Moonbats are so funny. King Moonbeam going against his own herd. Idiots


35 posted on 10/07/2012 6:34:02 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Jane Long

“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 (:


36 posted on 10/07/2012 6:50:52 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: umgud

Ca has 4of the biggest oil fields in USA
Just let em drill


37 posted on 10/07/2012 7:01:30 PM PDT by bestintxas (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is missing its Idiot, thankfully.)
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To: unixfox

Yeah. That’s just crazy talk.


38 posted on 10/07/2012 7:04:01 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Sivad
Time will tell, FRiend.

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.

39 posted on 10/07/2012 7:06:51 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Jane Long

Where is KA if I might ask?


40 posted on 10/07/2012 7:42:18 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel; AdmSmith; ...

Thanks umgud.
...ordered state smog regulators Sunday to allow winter-blend gasoline to be sold in California earlier than usual to help drive prices down.

41 posted on 10/07/2012 8:03:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: umgud

People are their own worst enemies in this kind of deal, they increase personal gasoline purchases driving the supply down and the price up.


42 posted on 10/07/2012 8:34:44 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Take two Aspirin and call me in November - Obama for Hindmost.)
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To: svcw

-— How about not blocking the oil fields, or stopping these idiot blends altogether, or resigning. ——

How about outlawing “price-gouging?”

Liberals ate really slipping.


43 posted on 10/07/2012 8:41:07 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Sivad

Kahliforneeia! Imagine ahhhrnold saying it! lol


44 posted on 10/07/2012 8:51:44 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


45 posted on 10/07/2012 8:54:53 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Last I read station owners only make about $0.10 a gallon, as well as the oil companies.
Have you heard, something else?


46 posted on 10/07/2012 9:03:32 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Sivad; Jane Long
No, some of us native CALIFORNIANS will wait it out until the rifraft move away.......to places like Texas.

By that time, it will be Alta California, Mexico. #Reconquista

47 posted on 10/07/2012 9:09:43 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: rodeo-mamma

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..


48 posted on 10/07/2012 9:12:47 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: umgud

Hey Jerry,

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.


49 posted on 10/07/2012 9:16:58 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: umgud

BTTT


50 posted on 10/07/2012 9:22:19 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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