California Governor Jerry Brown took emergency action Sunday as gas prices in the Golden State soared. The California Air Resources board has been ordered to allow refineries to make a production switch that could increase output by between 8 and 10 percent. The move came as California drivers saw red at the pump, with drivers in San Francisco paying as much as $4.73 per gallon of regular on Sunday. The production switch would allow the refineries to begin making winter-blend gas four weeks earlier than usual.
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