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Gas about to get more expensive in Denver thanks to Northern Colorado’s bad air

May 29, 2024, 6:37 AM | Updated: 10:37 am

I feel like they have already started going up.

Severe ozone pollution in metro Denver and the northern Front Range will end up with gas prices getting more expensive through the summer, with stations switching to a specialized fuel blend that will burn cleaner and release fewer toxic emissions into Colorado’s air.

But exactly how much prices will increase remains a source of debate, with estimates ranging from less than a nickel to 60 cents per gallon — which would push gas above $4 a gallon for the first time in two years.

Gas stations in a nine-county region must sell reformulated gasoline from June 1 to September 15 as part of a federal Clean Air Act requirement for areas designated as being in “severe non-attainment” of National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

Guess I am going to be spending a lot of time at home this summer. Too expensive for my blood!

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