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  • Average Gas Prices Drop Below $2.00 per Gallon in Two States

    01/05/2015 6:31:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    (WASHINGTON, December 29, 2014) Average gas prices in two states – Missouri ($1.93) and Oklahoma ($1.98) – have dropped below $2.00 per gallon for the first time since 2009. The national average has fallen 95 days in a row for a total of $1.06, and prices have plummeted $1.38 (nearly 40 percent) since the start of June. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.29 per gallon, and motorists are saving 11 cents per gallon compared to one week ago, 49 cents compared to one month ago and $1.02 per gallon compared to this same date last year....
  • Pump price plunge hits 99 straight days

    01/02/2015 10:59:50 AM PST · by DaveMSmith · 38 replies
    The average price for a gallon of gas has dropped for 99 days in a row, with six states – Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma and Missouri – having average prices under $2 for the first time since 2009, according to price surveys Friday. Prices have plummeted about 40 percent since the start of June. Put another way, the Auto Club estimates that Americans are saving $500 million -- per day, each day – compared to the high prices paid last spring, allowing that money to be spent with businesses other than oil companies or just kept in the savings...
  • Expert: $1.75 Gas Soon

    12/29/2014 12:16:32 PM PST · by central_va · 70 replies
    wrva ^ | 12/29/14 | Andy Doernen
    <p>Richmond, Va. ( A local oil industry analyst says look for $1.75 gas soon. John Zehler says retailers are giving up more and more of their record profit margins, which he says are around 40 cents, as the competition heats up.</p>
  • The True Reason Gas Prices are Falling (Hint: It’s Not Because of Green Energy)

    10/27/2014 9:08:21 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 26, 2014 | Stephen Moore
    American workers and motorists got some badly-needed relief this week when the price of oil plunged to its lowest level in years. The oil price has fallen by about 25 percent since its peak back in June of $105 a barrel. This is translating to lower prices at the pump with many states now below $3 a gallon. At present levels, these lower oil and gas prices are the equivalent of a $200 billion cost saving to American consumers and businesses. That’s $200 billion a year we don’t have to send to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other foreign nations. Now...
  • Insufficient pipelines hiked natural gas price in Northeast

    03/19/2014 7:18:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    WTVA ^ | 03/19/2014
    New England's electric grid operator says a lack of pipelines is driving the price up for natural gas, and hiked wholesale electricity prices in the region by 55 percent last year. ISO-New England said Tuesday that the average price of wholesale electric energy rose to $56.06 per megawatt hour, up from a historic low of $36.09 in 2012. Natural gas is the predominant fuel used to generate the region's electricity, amounting to about 46 percent of generation in 2013. Wholesale power prices tend to track the price of natural gas.
  • Americans are driving less, and here's why

    07/27/2013 3:42:24 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 88 replies
    It may not seem like there are fewer traffic jams, and the gas station probably looks busier than ever every time you stop to fill up. But a new study shows that Americans are in fact driving less. We're seeing a steady shift in how people get around, with more people leaving their keys at home and finding other ways to get around. "This is an important change," said Michael Sivak, who conducted the study at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. "This is the first time we've ever seen a drop like this." According to the study, driving...
  • Nearly 1,000 gallons stolen from Calif gas station

    10/07/2012 2:33:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 7, 2012 | AP cameras caught them returning the next night and taking another 300 gallons of gas, some of it going to a tank in the truck's bed. He said they came back again during store hours and siphoned 300 more gallons, but a cashier recognized the suspicious vehicle and took down its license plate. Sandhu estimates the stolen gas was worth $4500. The price of gasoline hit an all-time average high in California of $4.61 a gallon Saturday.

    10/06/2012 6:31:48 AM PDT · by Snuph · 9 replies
    big government ^ | 5 Oct 2012 | AWR HAWKINS
    While Obama boasts an unemployment finally pushed under 8% by the labor force shrinking small enough, the prices his energy policies have spawned continue to climb. On October 4th, per-gallon prices in some areas were well over $4 a gallon. And on October 5, they actually crossed the five dollar line. Moreover, pump and fill-station shutdowns due to fuel shortages continue in California.
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters discussing drilling for new oil reserves

    03/29/2012 7:34:21 AM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | April 15, 2010 | Key Wiki
    May 2008... Congressional Hearing... WOW, very short clip (55 seconds) but you have to hear this! Congresswoman makes a huge slip!!This clip is showing Congresswoman Maxine Waters discussing drilling for new oil reserves.She explains, in a slip of the tongue, what this whole thing is all about.Whoops! She let it all slip out!...NOW... What can you say? (notice the reaction of the people around her). This clip is about as blatant as a Liberal can get... What she said was The Truth, accidentally, and notice that when she realized what she revealed to the public and the news media,it stopped...
  • Newt Gingrich Campaign Rally in Everett, Washington

    02/25/2012 8:57:05 PM PST · by Marguerite · 45 replies
    ElectAd ^ | February 25, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    – February 24 2012 Newt Gingrich holds a campaign rally at the Historic Everett Theater in Everett, Washington.
  • Newt Gingrich Slams President Obama’s “Excuses” On Energy

    02/23/2012 4:47:41 PM PST · by Marguerite · 51 replies ^ | February 23, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Kennewick, WA – Newt Gingrich issued the following response to President Obama’s speech on energy at the University of Miami. “Instead of offering a real plan to lower the cost of gasoline, President Obama offered excuses and fantasies.” “Blaming instability in the Middle East for high gas prices is not leadership. Neither is promising magic future technologies that won’t satisfy today’s energy needs. The fact is that President Obama could today, with a stroke of his pen, begin the process of bringing online 2.4 million new barrels of oil per day to US supplies – more than is transported through...
  • Aren't High Gas Prices What Democrats Want?

    02/22/2012 2:12:21 AM PST · by Marguerite · 63 replies · 3+ views
    Realclearpolitics ^ | February 22, 2012 | David Harsanyi
    Gas prices are spiking. That's great news, right? We have to wean ourselves off the stuff. At least that's what we've been hearing for years. Oil is dirty. We import it from nations that hate our guts (like Canada!). And moreover, we're running out. Oil is "finite." Finite much in the way water is finite. So why aren't Democrats making the case that the spike in prices is a good thing? Isn't this basically our energy policy these days? If Democrats had their way, after all, we would be enjoying the economic results of cap-and-trade policy these days -- a...
  • I just Got Back From The Grocery Store($4 For A Gallon of Milk)

    05/15/2011 5:13:18 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 308 replies
    The meats were like a bad joke gone bad. $7-10 for a small package of chicken breasts. I got enough food for a week and it was $107. The cashier lady told me some woman (when she noticed) milk at $4 a gallon asked if there was s milk shortage. Are people this stupid? I am truly afraid for this country in so many ways and as the cashier lady said she told the ditz lady it will get far worse before it gets better. And the cashier was in her 20's and she figured this out- so there is...
  • Oil tax breaks needed, Congress members say

    04/27/2011 8:29:45 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies ^ | 27 Apr 2011 | Jim Myers
    WASHINGTON - Members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation on Tuesday flatly rejected separate suggestions from an unlikely duo - President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner - to kill or at least review tax breaks for oil companies. Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Boren said Obama just needs to be quiet. "Americans are tired of empty rhetoric on both sides and want a real plan,'' Boren said. "If the president doesn't want to stand up and be a leader, then his silence would be appreciated from people who are trying to find solutions.'' Boren described Obama as completely uninformed about the...
  • April 25, 2008-Obama Promises to LOWER Gas Prices, If Elected! (Price On Sign $3.55 P/Gal)

    04/25/2011 6:07:33 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 4-25-11 | TCRLAF
    Let us take a trip in to the way-back machine, through the fires of the Mainstream Media Memory Hole. On this very date in 2008, when gas prices were 10% LOWER than they are today, Obama visited Indianapolis, and gave a speech PROMISING to lower gas prices, if Elected, and blaming Bush and Cheney for Americans paying $3.55 a gallon, the price on the sign behind him, for it. Gas prices are running 10% HIGHER now, than they were in 2008. WHICH OBAMA LIE ARE WE TO BELIEVE? The one in which he said “Under my plan energy prices must...
  • Bush Gas Price 4/22/08 $3.58-Obama Gas Price 4/22/11 $3.85-Where's That Faked Media Outrage Now?

    04/22/2011 8:05:33 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies · 2+ views
    TCRLAF | 4-22-11 | TCRLAF
    Remember the ENDLESS parade of media stories blaming Bush, Cheney, and the Republican Party for high gas prices in 2008? The average gas price posted every single night, right before the war casualty totals on the Alphabet Network Evening News shows? Where are they now? Where is that crescendo of faked liberal outrage we were treated to? The fires of the Orwellian Memory Hole are working overtime... As this chart from shows, gas prices are trending about 10% HIGHER going in to Summer 2011, than they did in Summer 2008. So, using the logic displayed by the Democrats, the...
  • Editorial: Obama's Do-Nothing Oil Policy Hurts

    04/07/2011 6:01:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 7, 2011 | Staff
    Leadership: Making jokes about remembering what it was like to pump gas or speaking at a foreign-owned wind turbine plant does not ease the pain at the pump that has been orchestrated by the White House. President Obama found time on the eve of a possible government shutdown to dine with the Rev. Al Sharpton, address his National Action Network Annual Gala and make quips about an energy crisis America finds increasingly unfunny. "I don't pump gas now, but I remember what it was like pumping gas. ... I remember the end of the month (paying bills) .. . I...
  • San Antonio refinery on fire following explosion

    05/05/2010 10:30:55 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 111 replies · 5,148+ views
    An oil refinery just southeast of downtown San Antonio is on fire. The fire started at the AGE Refinery on South Presa, following an explosion. Large black plumes of smoke can be seen spilling into the skies above San Antonio. The plant is located near Mission San Juan on Military Dr. and Presa. AGE Refining, Inc., is based out of San Antonio. They refine several specialized petroleum products, including jet fuel and diesel. The company was founded in 1991. There is at least one burn victim, according to initial reports. Our sister station, KENS 5, has a crew on the...
  • Emergency crews fight ConocoPhillips refinery fire (MT)

    12/24/2009 4:47:36 PM PST · by This_far · 1 replies · 369+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | December 24, 2009 | Gazette Staff
    UPDATE: 5:10 p.m. Billings fire crews are starting to return from a large blaze in a fuel storage tank at the ConocoPhillips refinery, 401 S. 23rd St. Tiffany Wilson, a local spokesperson for ConocoPhillips, said the tank fire started at about 3:20 p.m. She said the cause of the fire was not immediately known, but that more details would be released after 5:30 p.m. “Trained emergency response teams have responded and are working to contain the fire. Billings mutual aid has been contacted. The mutual aid consists of Billings Fire Department and fire crews from other local refineries. Right now,...
  • How We Solved the Gas Price Problem

    01/23/2009 10:45:53 AM PST · by arthurus · 23 replies · 168+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | January 22, 2009 | Anton Wahlman
    Among the most recent things to be completely forgotten are the high gas prices, peaking in July 2008 with nationwide averages over $4 per gallon ...What was the government program that fixed this economic problem? The answer is...
  • Sisters protest high gas prices (mom canceled cable to pay for gas)

    06/26/2008 8:52:35 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 59 replies · 124+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 06/24/08 | Katie Drake
    Sisters protest high gas prices Mom had to cancel cable to pay for commute By Katie Drake The Salt Lake Tribune Article Last Updated: 06/24/2008 12:31:32 AM MDT When a daily dose of Hannah Montana became impossible, the Vance sisters knew it was time to take to the streets. Sadie, 9, and her sister Pyper, 7, marched around downtown Salt Lake City chanting, "Lower the gas prices," while carrying homemade signs. The sisters decided to protest after losing their favorite cable TV shows when their mother, Michelle, had to sacrifice cable TV to pay for her daily commute.
  • Maui drivers watch gas prices reach $4

    03/14/2008 3:30:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 497+ views
    AP ^ | 03/14/08 | JAYMES SONG,
    Maui drivers watch gas prices reach $4 By JAYMES SONG, Associated Press Writer 16 minutes ago "Maui No Kai Oi" is a popular Hawaiian saying that means Maui is the best. Mike Sweeney recently moved to this idyllic island from Denver and was hit with the other side of living in paradise with his first visit to the gas pump: Maui is also No. 1 in gas prices. "After seeing the total, I won't be smiling," Sweeney said as he watched the numbers on the Chevron pump spin faster than a slot machine. The pump finally stopped at $97.20, which...
  • Gas Pump Posturing

    05/17/2007 6:51:15 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 19 replies · 959+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 17, 2007 | Geo. Will
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats, seething at the injustice of gasoline prices, have sprung to the aid of embattled motorists. So resolute are Democrats about defending the downtrodden, they are undeterred by the fact that motorists, not acting like people trodden upon, are driving more than ever. Gasoline consumption has increased 2.14 percent during the last year. That probably is explained by the inconvenient (to the Democrats' narrative) truth that Speaker Nancy Pelosi was characteristically overwrought when she said that Democrats intend to do this and that because the price of gasoline recently "set a record" at $3.07 a gallon. In real...
  • Oil drops to $63

    09/14/2006 11:29:13 AM PDT · by Signalman · 44 replies · 1,082+ views ^ | Sept. 14, 2006 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) -- Oil fell to $63 on Thursday continuing a month-long retreat on swelling stockpiles and tensions taken in stride by the market. Markets were already just above five-month lows this week after a sharp price drop sparked by swelling stockpiles, perceptions that supply disruptions from Iran were growing less likely and a mild Atlantic storm season. U.S. crude was down 97 cents at $63.00 barrel in afternoon trade after rising 21 cents on Wednesday, snapping a 12 percent, seven-session slide, its longest losing streak in three years. "The possibility remains that the Iran issue could flare up again...
  • Time for a re-post .. gas prices in your area

    08/28/2006 11:42:15 AM PDT · by knarf · 149 replies · 2,042+ views
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    Bookmark this .. or as I've done .. desktop it.
  • Highest and Lowest Gas prices in your area

    08/11/2006 3:41:21 PM PDT · by knarf · 11 replies · 882+ views
    e-mail | August 11, 2006 | knarf
    I tried it and it is very cool.
  • CA: Governor taps lame duck to conduct gas price investigation

    04/26/2006 8:43:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 201+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 4/26/06 | Shane Goldmacher
    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger this week called on California Energy Commission Chairman Joe Desmond to investigate possible price gouging by big oil companies, as gasoline prices across much of the state topped $3 a gallon. But Desmond has only two weeks left on the job--and likely won't be there to see the investigation through. Desmond's nomination must be confirmed by both the Senate Rules Committee and the full Senate before May 10 in order for him to keep his post. But the Senate, led by President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, has refused to even schedule a confirmation hearing. Without such...
  • Rising oil prices threaten US economy (FLASHBACK: May 2004 -prices at the pump an outrageous $2)

    04/26/2006 8:32:37 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 7 replies · 360+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 19 May 2004 | Stephen Evans
    Can there be a greater temptation for politicians than to have control of an asset that may ensure they keep a grip on power? So it is with President Bush now. So it was with President Clinton in the autumn of 2000. The asset in question is oil in the form of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. With fuel prices at the pump bumping what is for Americans an outrageous $2 (£1.13) a gallon, the temptation might be for Mr Bush to put the odd million barrels of the national reserve on the market to ease prices and voters' pain. After...
  • Average diesel price leaps 34 cents, passes $3 per gallon

    10/03/2005 3:13:07 PM PDT · by snowsislander · 21 replies · 1,881+ views
    eTrucker ^ | October 3, 2005
    The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel leaped 34 cents for the week ending Oct. 3, to a new record of $3.144. That’s $1.09 more than in the same week of 2004. The average price for the week increased to more than $3 a gallon in every region tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy. The biggest increase, 50 cents, was in the Lower Atlantic region; the smallest increase, 14 cents, was in the Rockies. The highest average diesel price was in the Lower Atlantic region at $3.283, the lowest in New England at $3.012. "The diesel...
  • Delta CEO: Transformation Plan Not Enough

    07/27/2005 10:19:27 AM PDT · by Turbopilot · 20 replies · 616+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7-27-2005 | Harry R. Weber
    ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines Inc.'s transformation plan, which includes cutting annual costs by $5 billion by the end of next year, is not enough to save the struggling carrier, its chief executive said in a memo to employees that addressed renewed concerns about bankruptcy. The airline's shares plunged. CEO Gerald Grinstein said in Tuesday's memo, which was obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, that the nation's third-largest airline is still working hard to avoid a Chapter 11 filing, but he reiterated there are risks affecting Delta's ability to do that. "In light of what we have accomplished together so...
  • Why does gas cost so much in California?

    05/16/2005 7:42:02 AM PDT · by SmithL · 69 replies · 2,363+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/16/5 | James Temple
    Strict environmental standards, demand and taxes drive price. California boasts the biggest population of any state, the largest manufacturing base and agricultural harvest, and the highest waterfall and lowest valley. But the Golden State has recently laid claim to a less illustrious distinction: home of the nation's highest-priced gasoline.During this spring's gasoline price run-up, California inherited the title from Hawaii, the island state that relies almost entirely on expensive imported fuel. Even after recent declines, last week's state average of $2.57 outpaced Hawaii by 6 cents and the national average by 39 cents, according to the AAA of Northern California.Why?There...
  • Nigeria’s Oil Exports Strike Scheduled for Nov. 16 - May Lead to Higher U.S. Fuel Prices

    11/15/2004 1:22:57 PM PST · by DDavenport · 12 replies · 576+ views
    News Informant ^ | November 15, 2004 | Bernard Perlstein
    Nigerian Strike To Focus On Oil ExportsNigeria’s largest labor organization has called for its 2nd national strike — to start Nov. 16 — against recent government hikes in the domestic retail oil price. This strike, however, is strategically aimed at stopping Nigeria’s lucrative oil exports. Nigeria is the world’s seventh largest oil producer, and is the fifth largest provider of oil imported by the United States. If the strike is effective, its effects could ripple through the global oil economy, causing wholesale prices to rise beyond its recent record levels, and raising U.S. gas and fuel prices.
  • A long, hot summer at the gas pump ($6 gas in the Netherlands, 14c gas in Venezuela)

    05/28/2004 3:48:20 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 24 replies · 275+ views
    CNBC ^ | May 28, 2004 | Kim Khan
    Drivers who wince every time they fill up their tanks are starving for some good news about gas prices as the summer vacation season cranks up. But they're not going to get it. According to industry analysts and executives, the pricing pain at the pump won’t ease this summer, and, if anything, will get worse. Prices vary widely from state to state (Arkansas has the lowest pump prices, California the highest) and from country to country (a Venezuelan fill-up costs less than $2 for the whole tank). Across the globe, the trend is disturbingly constant: Up. The big run-up in...