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  • Enjoy that road trip! July 4th gas hasn't been this cheap in years

    07/04/2017 7:57:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 7/3/2017 | Chris Isidore
    Drivers are enjoying the cheapest Fourth of July gasoline in more than a decade. Enjoy it while it lasts: Experts say prices will start inching higher soon. The average price nationwide for a gallon of regular is $2.23, down 15 cents from a month ago, according to AAA. And really cheap gas is even more common than suggested by that average: About 25% of gas stations nationwide are selling gas for $2 a gallon or less.
  • 3,000 French Gas Stations Out of Fuel

    05/27/2016 8:44:54 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    NACS ^ | 26 May 2016
    An oil strike has forced around a fourth of the country’s stations to close because of lack of gasoline. ___ Some 3,000 gasoline stations in France—around a fourth of the country’s stations—have had to close because an oil strike has shut off their fuel supply, Telesur reports. For the first time in more than five years, France is dipping into its strategic oil reserves, while unions block refineries. Those stations lucky enough to have fuel are under government orders to restrict the sale of diesel or gasoline to around $30 per customer. Unions are picketing French refineries in protest against...
  • For Venezuela, the magic land of cheap gas, a big hike

    02/01/2014 1:46:22 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-19-14 | Nick Miroff
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Gasoline is so dirt-cheap in this country that the comparison undervalues dirt. Or, for that matter, almost any other element Venezuelan drivers can think of. “It’s cheaper than water,” said one motorist, pointing out that bottled water costs far more than the 95-octane gasoline gushing into his Ford Explorer. “Cheaper than air,” said the driver of a Chevy Tahoe, after paying more to fill a tire than the tank. “The cheapest in the world,” a third SUV owner boasted. “We could wash our hands with it.” And why not? Venezuela sits atop the world’s largest oil reserves,...
  • Petrol Prices

    05/30/2013 2:25:35 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Britain Gallery ^ | Enza Ferreri
    I know that this is difficult to believe, but petrol prices are probably going to decrease. This is the likely prediction that can be derived from a June 2012 study by one of the world's top experts on oil, gas, and energy, Leonardo Maugeri, entitled "Oil: The Next Revolution: The Unprecedented Upsurge of Oil Production Capacity and What It Means for the World" and published by the prestigious Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in America.The paper says that we expect a global growth in oil production "from 93 million barrels per day today to 110 million...
  • British Engineers Produce Amazing 'Petrol From Air' Technology

    10/18/2012 8:36:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | October 18, 2012 | Andrew Hough
    British Engineers Produce Amazing 'Petrol From Air' Technology Revolutionary new technology that produces “petrol from air” is being produced by a British firm, it emerged tonight. Andrew Hough 18 Oct 2012 A small company in the north of England has developed the “air capture” technology to create synthetic petrol using only air and electricity. Experts tonight hailed the astonishing breakthrough as a potential “game-changer” in the battle against climate change and a saviour for the world’s energy crisis. The technology, presented to a London engineering conference this week, removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The “petrol from air” technology involves...
  • Gas Prices On Catalina Island Pass $7 Mark

    04/07/2012 5:00:44 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 20 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 4/7/12
    AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND (CBS) — Catalina Island is known for many things… its picturesque scenery, seafood and hiking, to name a few. But what about high gas prices? For the past two weeks, gas prices on Catalina Island have been an average of $7 a gallon. Stacy Dizon, who works at the Santa Catalina Island Co.-owned gas station on Pebbly Road, tells CBSLA that a gallon of regular unleaded on Saturday is $7.03. (credit: Ivan Hernandez/Avalon Marine Dock) The gas station is one of two service stations catering to the island and nearby, Avalon.
  • EPA moves closer to OK of 15 percent ethanol gasoline

    04/03/2012 5:03:01 AM PDT · by thackney · 49 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 2, 2012 | Associated Press
    The federal government announced Monday it has taken a step toward wide distribution of gasoline mixed with 15 percent ethanol by allowing manufacturers to register as suppliers. While the EPA is moving the process forward by allowing the registration, E15 still must clear another set of federal tests and become a registered fuel in individual states. Ethanol makers then must convince petroleum marketers to sell it at gas stations. Most ethanol fuel sold for passenger cars and pickups today is 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gas. The new blend that boosts ethanol to 15 percent would only be sold...
  • Update: SoCal Arco gas stations to close

    03/17/2012 9:00:01 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 3/17/2012 | MARY ANN MILBOURN
    BP today corrected a number of inaccurate reports that the ARCO brand would be withdrawn from Southern California. BP remains committed to the ARCO and ampm convenience store brands. BP announced plans to divest its Carson, California refinery and Southern California retail network in February 2011. The company intends to sell the refinery, associated businesses and the ARCO-branded retail network in 2012 as an on-going business. A number of prospective buyers have already expressed interest in the refinery and ARCO brand. There are about 920 ARCO-branded stations in Southern California operated by independent dealers and franchisees. Approximately 130 of these...
  • Dem's try to convince us that drilling for more oil is not the answer to high gas prices

    02/29/2012 7:18:59 AM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-29-12 | DrJohn
    Not long ago Barack Obama accused Republicans of playing politics with gas prices: “Only in politics do people root for bad news, do they greet bad news so enthusiastically,” Obama said before a crowd of students. “You pay more and they’re licking their chops. And you can bet since it’s an election year, they’re already dusting off their three-point plans for $2 gas,” Obama said. “I’ll save you the suspense: step one is drill, step two is drill, and then step three is keep drilling. “We heard the same line in 2007 when I was running for president,” Obama said....
  • Obama hits back at Republican criticism of high fuel prices (Obama never accepts any blame)

    02/23/2012 5:36:03 PM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | 2/23/2012 | Laura MacInnis
    President Barack Obama hit back on Thursday at election-year Republican criticism of his energy policies, offering a staunch defense of his attempts to wean Americans off foreign oil and saying there is no "silver bullet" for high gasoline prices. Obama sought to deflect growing Republican attacks over rising prices at the pump, blaming recent increases on a mix of factors beyond his control, including tensions with Iran, hot demand from China, India and other emerging economies, and Wall Street speculators taking advantage of the uncertainty. U.S. gasoline prices have jumped nearly 9 cents in the past week to an average...
  • Violent Riots Ravage Tottenham After Shooting

    08/06/2011 11:58:51 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | Sunday August 07, 2011 | Breaking News
    Petrol bombs were thrown, shops looted and eight officers injured during violent riots in Tottenham following a protest over the fatal shooting of a man by police. A crowd of around 300 set fire to buildings, bins and vehicles, while missiles and petrol bombs were thrown in Tottenham High Road on Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Eight police officers were taken to hospital and at least one suffered head injuries. By the early hours of Sunday, many protesters had moved to nearby Tottenham Hale retail park, where some were spotted looting PC World and JJB Sports. Sky's Simon Newton,...
  • Chart: Why $4-Per-Gallon Gas Is Damn Cheap (Compared to what the rest of the world pays)

    04/05/2011 12:45:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Good Environment ^ | 03/21/2011
    Inspired by Cord's thought-provoking post on the per gallon prices of various liquids, and by Sarah Palin's ill-informed Facebook rant on the "$4-Per-Gallon President," I decided to take a closer look at gasoline prices around the world. Mrs. Palin might be interested to learn, that the world already has quite a few $4-Per-Gallon Presidents. In fact, the world already has $6-Per-Gallon Parliaments, $7-Per-Gallon Prime Ministers, and $8-Per-Gallon Presidents! We've collected a broad sample of gas prices from throughout the industrialized Western world in the chart below. Important to note: this chart includes only official data from throughout the European Union...
  • U.S. gas prices are a joke ... in Norway (Gas taxed heavily in Europe)

    03/10/2011 10:40:12 AM PST · by Signalman · 23 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 3/10/2011 | Aaron Smith
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Americans often fret about the price of gasoline, which has surged dramatically in recent days, fueled by turmoil in oil-producing nations in the Middle East and North Africa. But the price of gas in America lags far behind its European counterparts. While Americans tear their hair out at the pump, Europeans watch them enviously from across the Atlantic. Most Europeans pay at least double what Americans do. Some of them, including the Greeks and the Scandinavians, shell out even more. In the U.S., the nationwide average for the price of gas was $3.53 per gallon on...
  • Proposed Canadian oilsands pipeline stirs U.S. debate

    02/07/2011 11:01:21 AM PST · by thackney · 21 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | February 7, 2011 | Sheldon Alberts
    Visits by Canadian prime ministers to the White House rarely generate the kind of American media attention that Ottawa hopes for — too often Canada's message is lost in the dust kicked up by the crisis of the day confronting the president of the United States. The trend for the most part continued on Friday, when Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama inked a border declaration that could establish a North American security perimeter. As Harper started talking about the importance of the Canada-U.S. relationship, CNN cut away. Egypt dominated. But one side issue on the Harper-Obama...
  • Canada Burnishes Its Position as Arctic Power

    08/31/2010 3:48:21 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | 8-30-10 | PHRED DVORAK
    The Canadian government on Monday announced that it had failed, in a small Arctic expedition it mounted last week, to find the remains of two British ships that disappeared more than 150 years ago seeking the fabled Northwest Passage. The trip had more than historical relevance: It marked the latest move in a bigger geopolitical game—Canada's ambition to burnish its position as an Arctic power. As the globe logs an unusually hot summer, Canada is boosting its presence in the warming and increasingly accessible Arctic. Driven by the promise of rich resources and a desire to control its northern waterways,...
  • Prices rise as New Zealand passes emissions trading scheme

    07/04/2010 8:22:43 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/1/2010 | Paul Chapman
    Petrol and power prices have risen sharply in New Zealand after the government introduced a controversial emissions trading scheme. The government has pressed ahead with plans to slash the nation's carbon output, despite widespread opposition and New Zealand's larger neighbour Australia shelving its own scheme. Motorists were hit by a 3c (1.4p) rise in the price of a litre of petrol overnight, while householders face a 5 per cent increase in gas and electricity prices. It was the first step in a complex scheme, universally referred to as "the ETS", to slash carbon emissions back to 1990 levels. Some disgruntled...
  • Greek fuel supplies run dry as strike over harsh austerity measures bites

    02/20/2010 6:03:44 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 953+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 02/20/10 | MARGARET NEIGHBOUR
    Greek fuel supplies run dry as strike over harsh austerity measures bites Published Date: 20 February 2010 By MARGARET NEIGHBOUR PETROL stations ran dry in Greece yesterday as a customs strike over government austerity measures began to bite. Customs staff initially walked out for three days on Tuesday over salary freezes and cuts in bonuses. But their union announced on Thursday three 48-hour rolling strikes that will keep customs offices shut until next Wednesday, when all workers are being asked to join a general strike. The customs walkout has hampered imports and exports, but the supply of fuel has been...
  • NatWest handed Al Qaeda terrorist 100% mortgage...

    12/19/2009 1:53:57 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 920+ views
    DAILY ^ | Last updated at 2:42 PM on 16th December 2009 | by Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>"NatWest handed Al Qaeda terrorist 100% mortgage to buy £93,000 home he turned into a bomb factory"</p> <p>SNIPPET: "A bank has sparked outrage by handing over a 100 per cent mortgage to an Al Qaeda terrorist who smuggled himself into Britain.</p>
  • Up to 80 dead in Nigeria oil tanker inferno

    10/10/2009 8:01:56 AM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies · 701+ views
    France24 ^ | October 10, 2009 | Staff
    * Between 70 and 80 people were burned alive when a fuel tanker truck exploded in Nigeria, reportedly after a policeman fired a shot to keep passers-by away from a road accident, newspapers said on Saturday. The truck hit a pothole and overturned on Friday on the road between Onitsha and Enugu in the south of the country, spilling its cargo of petrol, witnesses and police told the papers. Several witnesses said that the truck exploded when a policeman who wanted to distance inquisitive onlookers fired his gun in the air. One witness said that people had been trying to...
  • Chinese companies supply Iran with petrol (breaking sanction?)

    09/24/2009 9:19:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 469+ views
    FT ^ | 09/23/09 | Javier Blas and Carola Hoyos Daniel,Dombey
    Chinese companies supply Iran with petrol By Javier Blas and Carola Hoyos in London and Daniel,Dombey in Washington Published: September 23 2009 03:00 | Last updated: September 23 2009 03:00 Chinese state companies this month began supplying petrol to Iran and now provide up to one-third of its imports in a development that threatens to undermine US-led efforts to shut off the supply of fuel on which its economy depends. The sales come in spite of moves over the past year by international companies, including BP and Reliance of India, to stop selling petrol to Iran, and highlight the difficulties...