Allegheny County Now Officially Exempt From Summer Gas

Officials continue to put pressure on the federal EPA to do away with the requirement for less polluting but more expensive summer blend gasoline in Allegheny County.
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Say goodbye to more expensive gas during the summer months.

Allegheny County gas stations will no longer have to sell summer blend gasoline.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announcing today the county's removal from the Summer Gas Program, originally intended to reduce emissions before vehicle became more efficient.

The six adjoining counties were previously exempt, having applied with the EPA sooner.

A waiver previously precluded the county from the program due to low supply of the more expensive gasoline.= says Gas Prices around Pittsburgh are currently averaging around $2.90 about 15 cents lower than this time last year.

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