◼ Gov. Jerry Brown took “emergency steps” Sunday to try to bring down record gas prices in the state. - Stuart Pfeifer/LA Times
He directed the California Air Resources Board to increase the fuel supply by allowing the immediate sale and import of cheaper and more available winter-blend gasoline.
The move would reduce the price of gas in California by 15 to 20 cents per gallon, probably within a few days, said energy expert Chris Faulkner of Dallas-based Breitling Oil and Gas.
“This would immediately increase the supply of gasoline in California,” Faulkner said, but he cautioned that it would take a few days for the governor’s move to be reflected at the pump.
“Gas goes up quickly and comes down slowly,” Faulkner said.