To: chessplayer; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; ...
RE :”California Governor Jerry Brown's decision on Sunday to allow an immediate switch to “winter-blend” fuel was a big factor in driving wholesale prices down by 60 cents a gallon on Monday, market participants said.
“Retail prices will come down as hard as they went up,” said David Hackett, president of Stillwater Associates, an energy consultancy in Irvine, California. “It went up 56 cents in a week, it will come down that fast.”
The price spike alarmed consumers and politicians across a state that is famous for its love of the automobile. Senator Barbara Boxer on Monday called for a Department of Justice investigation into possible price manipulation in gasoline trading markets. Senator Dianne Feinstein on Sunday made a similar request to the Federal Trade Commission.
Jerry Brown and those Greenie CA liberals put GAS prices (before an election) ahead of the environment? This is hard to believe. What about our planet? Isnt it getting warmer, err colder, err more hurricanes, more snowstorms, ?? Any weather we hate?
Wont half the country be under Ocean water in a few years? just for a 60 cents or so per gallon? Oh the shame.
posted on 10/09/2012 8:10:29 AM PDT
(Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
To: sickoflibs; chessplayer; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; ...
California is switing to “winter blend” about 3 weeks early.
if Obama tries to”play” this, Romney can rip his head clear
posted on 10/09/2012 8:29:01 AM PDT
(God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
The special blends in California probably do get sold on the premise that they’re better for the environment, but the important goal is to burn cleaner during the warmer months of the year, thus reducing smog.
A lot of progress has been made in reducing visible smog. The AQMD smog alert days have been reduced significantly. That’s not to say there isn’t still a problem, because there is, but it’s a lot better than it used to be.
In the early 70s, I worked on Foothill in La Canada, California. I remember looking across the street in those days, and we’re talking 50 or 60 yards, and being able to see smog between myself and the buildings across the wide street.
I haven’t seen days like that in over two decades.
I’m no enviro weenie, but the inversion layer around L. A. can form a thermal trap that can and has caused the air to be very unhealthy. Something had to be done, and the special blends did seem to have a great impact.
posted on 10/09/2012 11:24:57 AM PDT
(Obama got Mitch-Slapped in that first debate. 70% to 19% (Gallop)? That's going to leave a mark.)
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