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No More Summer Gas Blend for Florida, North Carolina

Aug
27,
2014
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RVP Gas

RVP Gas

As Florida gas prices continue to decline, discussion on radio talk shows point to the fact that prices should continue to fall as the State moves from the 7.8 Summer blend, back to the traditional 9.0 blend. What many never realized however, is that the Summer blend was not used this year within the State.
Summer-grade versus Winter-grade Fuel

Between the period of June 1 and September 15, the EPA regulates gasoline volatility through the VOC reduction season. Certain counties within the State were required to use the 7.8 RVP (Reid Vapor Pressure) gas blend. In Florida, these counties were: Broward, Dale, Duval, Hillsborough, Palm Beach and Pinella. The counties in North Carolina included the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill and Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point areas.

Updates since original article written

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2014 was the first year that Florida remained with the 9.0 blend through the Summer season, eliminating the usage of the formerly required 7.8 blend. Florida, as well as North Carolina, will no longer be mandated to use the 7.8 RVP blend during the Summer season.

The decision comes from a document signed by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on March 19, 2014 detailing the action, submitting the document for publication in the Federal Register. However, the rule went into effect without any further notice since the agency received no adverse comments within 30 days of the Federal Register publication.

The original proposal to the EPA by The Florida Department of Environmental Protection was submitted as a request for a Uniform Statewide Reid Vapor Pressure Standardwhich many believe could lead the way for other States to request the same standard.

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Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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  1. […] The original proposal to the EPA by The Florida Department of Environmental Protection was submitted as a request for a “Uniform Statewide Reid Vapor Pressure Standard” which many believe could lead the way for other States to request the same standard. No More Summer Gas Blend for Florida, North Carolina […]

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