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California's Cleaner-Burning Gasoline

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Gas that simply pollutes less

Compared to ordinary gasoline, California's cleaner-
burning gasoline evaporates less readily and burns   
more completely.  In fact, it reduces smog-forming 
  emissions by 300 tons a day.  That's 15 percent less
 than before.                                                           

What's more, cleaner-burning gasoline contains     
less of the toxic chemicals that are harmful to our 
health.  Emissions of benzene, for example, are    
now cut in half.                                                   

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A Clean Sweep:
Statewide use of cleaner-burning gasoline is equivalent to instantly removing 3.5 million smog-inducing vehicles from our roads and highways.

Endorsed by major car makers

Cleaner-burning gasoline not only meets stringent
air quality standards, it also has the approval of   
     major car makers, including Chrysler, Ford, General
Motors, and Nissan.  They're among the industry
   experts and government agencies who participated
in five years of research and development.          

 Here's what six months of exhaustive statewide   
    testing confirms:  California's cleaner-burning gaso-
line performs smoothly in vehicles of all kinds,    
 old and new, with no fuel-related problems.        

Off-road tests conducted on watercraft, lawn and
garden tools, utility engines, and other motorized
equipment echo similar results.                            

Available in the usual grades

Like previous gas, cleaner-burning gasoline is available
in the same octane levels.  And when you consider the
 health advantages, it's actually a grade better.              

         As far as gas mileage goes, a car that usually gets 30 MPG,
        now gets slightly more than 29.5 MPG on cleaner-burning
                                 gasoline.  That's less than a half-mile difference per gallon. Of course, any changes in miles per gallon varies by vehicle and driver.  


More value per gallon

Reducing our state's air pollution problem 
 depends on cleaner-burning gasoline,        
    which costs, on average, about a dime more
per gallon to produce.  While some of the
increase may be reflected at the pump,    
it's a small price to pay when you weigh  
the clean-air benefits.                              

It's also important to remember that gas 
prices are determined by supply and      
demand, not by the State of California.   
 Crude oil prices, production costs, and   
taxes also factor in.                               

Clearly, a better solution

California's cleaner-burning gasoline is the
          perfect vehicle for improving air quality.  And it's
     another example of the Air Resource Board's
        ongoing quest to clear the air of toxic chemicals
and pollutants.                                         

           Questions?  Call 1-800-922-7349.  And breathe
easier once you know the facts.               

No Change In Performance:  More than 800 cars and trucks of various makes, models, ages, and mileage performed like they should when driven five million-plus miles on cleaner-burning gasoline.

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Fueled by the need
for cleaner air

Despite significant improvements        
over the last 25 years, more than        
90 percent of Californians still breathe
polluted air.                                       

With 2.4 million cars and trucks,        
plus millions of boats, lawn mowers, 
and other gas-powered equipment in
use, we burn more than 35 million    
gallons of gasoline every day.  While
today's cars run cleaner, California  
has more drivers on the road than   
ever before.  Which means more   
smog and greater health risks.         

 Thanks to cleaner-burning gasoline,
we can breathe easier.  That's      
because it improves air quality by
  dramatically reducing car emissions
    of pollutants known to cause or con-
tribute to health problems such as
         heart disease, lung disease, and cancer.

Half the Problem:  Gas-powered
vehicles and equipment contribute 
about 50 percent of the air           
pollution in California.                  

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