Stop The Production of Summer Blend Gasoline!

Stop The Production of Summer Blend Gasoline!

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We want to lower the price of gas in the United States by stopping the production of summer-blend gasoline.

What happens is in the warmer months, gasoline has a greater chance of evaporating from your car’s fuel system. This can produce additional smog and increased emissions. Refiners reduce the chance of gas evaporation in your car during the summer by producing gasoline blends that have lower Reid vapor pressure (RVP), or lower volatility. These blends vary from state to state, region-to-region due to RVP state regulations. 

According to NACS, this higher-grade fuel can add up to 15 cents per gallon to the cost of your fill-up. This excludes the increased cost due to summer fuel demand, which can vary between 5-15c/gal, depending on the region. 

In the short term, the production cost of gasoline needs to be reduced in order for the market price to remain at a desirable level for consumers. To achieve this the use of summer-blend gasoline must be halted for the summer of 2021 to deal with the massive increase in demand that is occurring in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic restriction being lifted. Halting the use could save Americans hundreds on gasoline throughout the summer. We want to EPA to lift the requirement of the use or summer-blend gasoline. 

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