California Switching To Winter Blend Gas Early As Governor Calls For Windfall Tax Against Oil Companies
(San Diego, CA) — California is making an early change to the somewhat cheaper winter blend of gasoline, and the Governor is calling for a windfall tax against oil companies in the state. Instead of early November, the winter blend of gasoline could be in California a few weeks early, after Governor Gavin Newsom asked the Air Resources Board to make the switch. Gas prices in California are two dollars and 50 cents higher than the national average, up a record 84 cents in just the last week. And while some of that is the state’s taxes and environmental rules, the Governor also says oil companies are taking advantage of drivers, and he is calling for a windfall tax against them.