CARB Waives RVP Limit Amid Gasoline Shortages

Responding to California's recent gasoline shortages, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has temporarily waived California's Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) limit to 9 pounds per square inch (psi), up from 7 psi. CARB is permitting the importation, distribution, manufacture and sale of gasoline that meets an RVP limit of 9.0 psi until midnight, Oct. 31.  The waiver applies to any retailers who sell, manufacture, supply or transport California gasoline. Although California typically has gasoline prices higher than the rest of the United States, prices have surged an additional 50 cents in recent days amid disruptions at several key California refineries and a pipeline shutdown. A recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal called California's gas crisis self-inflicted, however, because the state's fuel regulations are so stringent that the state is isolated from other energy markets.

Digital-Tablet-With-Clipping-P-28426844.png

This article originally ran in NATSO News Weekly (NNW), NATSO's member only weekly electronic newsletter. NNW is packed with the latest updates on government and business issues affecting the truckstop and travel plaza industry.

If you aren't reading NNW, you are missing out. Not a memberJoin today or submit a request to receive additional information. If you are a member and not receiving NNW, submit a request to be added to the email list.

NATSO

NATSO and the NATSO Foundation provide the most relevant, trusted and up-to-date news and trends affecting the truckstop and travel plaza industry.More
Source:
NATSO News Weekly (NNW)

Tell Us What You Think

Back to Fuel & Trucking