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Energy / Gas Prices

The Reason for the ‘Fall’ in Gas Prices

Oct 09, 2013 at 17:14 | Robert Rapier

Fall Means Falling Gasoline PricesFall is always a welcome change of pace for most people after a long, hot summer. Not only from the temperatures, but fall almost…

The Era of Cheap Gasoline is Over

Sep 19, 2013 at 17:50 | Daniel J. Graeber

Motor group AAA reports the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline for Wednesday was $3.50, down more than 30 cents from the same time last year. Refiners…

Why Fuel Subsidies are Bad for Everyone

Aug 13, 2013 at 17:04 | Ed Dolan

I have posted frequently (most recently in a three-part series that starts here) on the topic of underpricing of energy in the United States, but we are not the…

This Week in Energy: $3 Gas Prices are a Thing of the Past

Jul 19, 2013 at 11:49 | James Stafford

This quarter’s oil and gas M&A activity; rising US oil production and the disconnect at the pump; discovery of new oil field in Kuwait, and a few hints at what’s…

So About that $2 Gas …?

Jul 15, 2013 at 18:21 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. gasoline prices are expected to remain volatile for the month because of geopolitical fallout in the Middle East. Concerns over the global oil supply are fading away from the…

BP to the Rescue for Midwest Drivers

Jul 03, 2013 at 17:19 | Daniel J. Graeber

British energy company BP said this week it was nearly finished with upgrades to its Whiting oil refinery in northwest Indiana. Its largest refinery in the United States, the British…

Why Gas Prices are Unlikely to Fall Anytime Soon

Jun 11, 2013 at 16:26 | Brian Westenhaus

Almost everyone from the consumer to the giant oil company is tired of the very high crude oil prices seen now for over a year.  For consumers it’s a drain…

Using an MOF to Produce Cheaper Premium Gasoline

May 29, 2013 at 16:48 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers have developed a new Metal Organic Framework (MOF) that might provide a better and cheaper method for separating the different hexane molecules of gasoline.  The National Institute of…

Gas Mileage Better, But Are Consumers Buying It?

Mar 18, 2013 at 14:50 | Daniel J. Graeber

President Barack Obama used his weekly address to say the country is ready to take control over its energy future. This is because oil production is at a 15-year high…

What Happened to the Uproar Over Energy Speculators?

Mar 11, 2013 at 17:38 | Daniel J. Graeber

Gasoline prices in the U.S. Midwest have pulled back from the seasonal highs reported in February. Motor group AAA reported Monday that U.S. commuters paid, on average, $3.69 for a…

Power Prices Bring Down Bulgarian Government

Feb 25, 2013 at 16:46 | Charles Kennedy

Fuel prices can bring down a government, as the Bulgarian elite are now learning, and it doesn’t stop there. As tens of thousands of people hit the streets…

Why is the Washington Post Surprised at High Gas Prices?

Feb 20, 2013 at 16:43 | Juan Cole

The Washington Post is surprised by the ‘mysterious’ high cost of gasoline in the US but does not mention in this article that the US government, at the insistence…

Americans Paying European Prices for Oil?

Feb 19, 2013 at 16:58 | Claude Salhani

Oh, how I miss the days of Bill Clinton’s presidency when the price of gas at the pump was around 99 cents per gallon. Yes, you heard me right: ninety-nine…

Where Do Your Gas Dollars Go?

Feb 14, 2013 at 14:38 | Charles Kennedy

Americans pay more for gas than they do for vehicles on average, and the Union of Concerned Scientists has set out to demonstrate exactly where all the money goes.

Why, Despite the Boom in Oil Production, are Gasoline Prices Still High?

Feb 14, 2013 at 14:23 | Climate Progress

On Monday, USA Today reported that the price of gasoline hit $3.60 a gallon for the first time since October — an early start in comparison to the usual…

Driving Doldrums: Gas Prices on the Rise - Again

Feb 11, 2013 at 17:25 | Charles Kennedy

Here we go again—US gas prices are increasing, with AAA putting the average price at around $3.50+, and drivers wondering if they’ll ever figure out how to predict prices at…

If Oil Production is Growing Why are Pump Prices not Falling?

Feb 11, 2013 at 17:16 | James Hamilton

Those who have been told that oil production is booming may be wondering why the prices of oil and gasoline are climbing again.

Why U.S. Energy Independence Means Pump Pain

Feb 07, 2013 at 17:09 | Daniel J. Graeber

A U.S. lawmaker said he was frustrated that embattled British energy company BP was posting better-than-expected fourth quarter profits while most Americans were paying top dollar for gasoline prices. A…

2013: Cheapest Gas in 4 Years?

Jan 14, 2013 at 17:17 | Charles Kennedy

Prices at the US pump are on the rise again for the first time since October, but the good news is—according to analysts—this year should see overall lower gas prices…

Don't Believe the Gasoline Hype

Dec 17, 2012 at 17:12 | Daniel J. Graeber

Retail gasoline prices in some U.S. markets are expected to approach the $3.00 per gallon mark by the end of the year. Declining oil prices, coupled with a series of…

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