Seasonal Gasoline Reformulation and Prices

And that doesn’t even address the reforumlated gasoline switch from winter fuel to summer fuel, which is starting right now at refiners and is causing fuel prices to increase more quickly in the usual tight spots, California and the Midwest. In addition to that, California is beginning to phase out MTBE as its oxygenate and move to ethanol, which is more expensive to produce and transport, so that fact contributes heavily to the sudden price increase in California.

[Insert standard rant about politicians who want to “save” the environment but rail against oil companies as greedy price gougers. Want to have their cake and eat it too etc.]