California relaxes smog rules as petrol price rockets

Petrol closing in on a record $5 a gallon prompted Governor Jerry Brown to direct California regulators to relax smog controls so oil refineries could increase supplies of cheaper fuel.

8th October, 2012
California relaxes smog rules as petrol price rockets
A petrol station in San Francisco.

Petrol closing in on a record $5 a gallon prompted Governor Jerry Brown to direct California regulators to relax smog controls so oil refineries could increase supplies of cheaper fuel.

Regular petrol in California surged to an average $4.668 a gallon, 22 per cent higher than the US average, according to data today from AAA, the nation’s largest motoring organisation.

Some stations were charging as much as $5.89 in the Big Sur area, according to GasBuddy.com.

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