Argumentative Essay: The Prices In The Summer

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You think prices should stay the same no matter what time of year it is? Prices in the winter in Indiana are $2.00 the gallon. In the summer they are $2.25-$2.35 to the gallon. It gets really expensive paying for $2.25 the gallon if you are going on a road trip. But if you have a car that gets 23 miles a gallon that could not be as expensive than other people that get 15 miles a gallon. People will get tired of paying so much money when they are on vacation just on gas.
For drivers it is difficult to get around in the winter one because the snow if you have a low car. Second the prices in the summer and around memorial day are expensive but depends on how far you are driving. If you are going on a family vacation to Florida from Indiana the
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Natural disaster such as hurricanes, earthquakes, can increase costs by destroying transport routes and refineries and other infrastructure. Gas sold in the summer is different and way more expensive to produce than what is sold in the winter. To reduce pollution summer blend fuels use different oxygenates, or fuel additives. Depending on the time of year gas stations switch between providing summer-grade fuel and winter-grade fuel. The switch started in 1995 as part of the Reformulated Gasoline Program (RFG), which was established through the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. (1) The difference between summer and winter blend fuel involves the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) of the fuel. RVP is a measurement of how easily the fuel evaporates at a given temperature. The more volatile a gasoline (higher RVP) the easier it evaporates. Winter blend has higher RVP because the fel show be able to evaporate at a low temperature for the engine to operate properly, especially when engines get cold around the winter time. If the RVP is too low on a frigid day, the vehicle will be hard to start and once started, will run rough.…show more content…
In Alabama the price for regular gas in the gallon is $2.04 up almost 6 cents over last week and 3 cents from last month’s average. The spike comes as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to cut back sharply on production in an effort to stem the flow of oil that's kept prices at the pump relatively low during recent years. The move was OPEC's first production cut in eight years. The price of a barrel of crude oil is 25 percent higher than it was a month ago, DeHaan said, and it's set to go up even more as production declines. Over the weekend, some non-OPEC member countries, including Russia, agreed to cut oil production by an additional 600,000 barrels per day.(4) The production cutbacks mean gas could approach $3 per gallon in some parts of the country during 2017.Nationally, gas prices are up 20 cents from the same time period last year. The increase is even higher in Alabama, where the price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is up 23 cents from December 2015.DeHaan said while he doesn't think gas will hit a nationwide average of $3, it's "becoming more of a possibility" in some states.Currently, only two states - Nevada and Montana - have average gasoline prices below last year (8 cents and 1 cent, respectively).(4)
We need legislation requiring gas prices to stay the same year round because it would be less
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