BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Governor Jerry Brown is taking action in an effort to drive down the cost of gasoline as California drivers cope with record-breaking prices at the pump.
Over the weekend, the statewide average price for a gallon of regular rose to an all-time high, hitting $4.65 a gallon, according to AAA.
Due to a temporary reduction in supply, California gas prices in recent days have surpassed those in Hawaii to become the highest in the nation.
Gov. Brown has ordered state smog regulators to allow winter-blend gasoline to be sold in California earlier than usual to bring down prices.
Winter-blend gas typically isn't sold until after Oct. 31.