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Gov. Brown issues order to help reduce gas prices

Original post made on Oct 8, 2012

The California Air Resources Board announced Sunday evening that it is easing certain restrictions on gasoline production in response to a directive issued by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 8, 2012, 2:18 PM

Comments (10)

Posted by TomMots, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm

The shortage is just part of the game the oil companies play. They raise the price .50 so when the lower it .30 it seems like we get a deal at .30 cheaper. For them it's a .20 win+++


Posted by Bicycles are the answer, not cars, a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Oct 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm

>The California Air Resources Board announced Sunday evening that it is easing certain restrictions on gasoline production in response to a directive issued by Gov. Jerry Brown.

This is outrageous! Our air quality is a health and safety issue, not a short term economic issue. Californians need to get out of their cars and start walking or riding bicycles.



Posted by stop exporting, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Oct 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm

If Jerry really cared about gas prices, he would order the oil companies to stop exporting oil and gas from California to China. That is the biggest reason for high gas prices in California. Temporary refinery shutdowns shouldn't affect gas prices for more than a week or two, unless the oil companies are artificially inflating prices, which is illegal (though maybe not enforced).


Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm



Brown should

1-promote the construction of new refineries in California.

2-promote the drilling for oil and gas on public lands in California

3-promote off-shore drilling for oil and gas

We are back to a Carter like situation re oil and gas prices in California-Carter lost the election in part because of his incompetence re gas prices and foreign policy

History is repeating itself-hope is not a strategy


Posted by YIMBY, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Sharon ties the gas prices to Carter? "In 1978, President Jimmy Carter created the Department of Energy, declaring oil independence a national goal. Projects were funded to develop electric vehicles, solar and wind power, and clean-burning coal. Ronald Reagan abandoned those projects, putting our energy in the hands of Saudi Arabia"

Today's price is similar to July, 2008.

Web Link

With California, Canada and Mexico exporting oil to China, Sharon wants this in your backyard so the oil companies can make more money:

1-promote the construction of new refineries in PALO ALTO - let's put a refinery in at the airport!

2-promote the drilling for oil and gas IN THE BAY and OFF THE COAST

Yes, in your backyard, right, Sharon? Or just someone else's?

Hypocrite.

There isn't a thing Sharon won't tie to the current presidential election.


Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Wind farms in the bay lands will wipe out the bird population of the bay area and beyond

California has not build a new oil refinery in 30+ years-crazy

Most of the oil and gas potential is well away from human populations or animal--it is in the desert areas

Drilling for natural gas off shore poses no risk to marine or human life-lets get it done

Hope is not a strategy

The Carter/Obama/Brown strategy is a huge fail


Posted by YIMBY, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 8, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Sharon wants a refinery in place of the Palo Alto airport and Bay front!

Yay! Go Sharon!!

Sharon: Romney = Bush/Cheney - we know how Bush/Cheney urned out!


Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm


An oil refinery in Palo Alto does not make sense-

-building many in the desert of eastern California does make sense

-because that is where the oil is.


The green dream god is dead-face reality, bills and American Fundamental Interests for a change-


Posted by YIMBY, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


Posted by Jan H., a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Jan H. is a registered user.

Stop the exportation of oil to China. Charity begins at home, and China does not need our help. They have most of the money in the world. They can afford to drill for oil in their own country, and they have shown repeatedly that they do not care about their own environment. Example: one of my former students went to China for a two-week tour, but had to come home after two days, because the air pollution caused her to have a major asthma attack that hospitalized her there.


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