Gas Prices On The Rise Again
Gas prices continue to be a source of stress for Tennessee families…and we hate to tell you this, but those prices are going to climb again soon. This time because of a government environmental regulation. That regulation requires a different blend of gasoline to be sold in the summer months than in the winter months. The summer blend has lower volatility, which means it’s less likely to evaporate while sitting in your car’s gas tank in the heat – therefore less likely to emit harmful fumes in the atmosphere. Winter gas has higher volatility, making it easier to ignite and start your car in frigid temperatures. Why does this cause a rise in gas prices, because summer blend gas is more expensive to produce. The only good news…that regulation ends on September 15th.