gas prices


Though February prices rise, inflation worries don't

Mar 14, 2013
The producer price index -- prices received by U.S. companies -- rose 0.7 percent last month, its largest uptick in five months. Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains what's behind the rise and whether the U.S. should be worried about inflation.
Posted In: inflation, gas prices

As gas prices rise, consumers take their foot off the pedal

Feb 22, 2013
The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is up to $3.78, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
Posted In: gas, gas prices, consumer behavior, Retail

Why gas prices vary from station to station

Feb 20, 2013
Gas prices have risen 45 cents in the past month, but one gas station owner says he isn't making much profit from it.
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Freakonomics: Doing a U-turn on the gas tax

Feb 20, 2013
The gas tax helps pay for our roads; and we’re not collecting as much money as we need.
Posted In: gas prices, gasoline, fuel efficiency

In Tulsa, gas prices always below the norm

Nov 23, 2012
Oklahoma not only boasts some of the lowest gas prices in the country, but also one of the highest concentrations of gas stations.
Posted In: gas prices, gas, oklahoma

A New York gas station is back in business

Nov 16, 2012
Checking back in with a gas station manager in Pelham, N.Y., after his station gets fuel.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, gas shortage, gas prices, New York

You're price-gouging? Thank you very much

Nov 9, 2012
Price-gouging during natural disaster is illegal, and New Jersey is prosecuting some gas stations after Hurricane Sandy. But gouging also is a means for distributing more broadly, because it discourages hoarding.
Posted In: gas prices, price gouging

New Yorkers sell gas on the black market

Nov 6, 2012
New York's state attorney general investigates price gouging as Craigslist ads sell gas for $20 a gallon.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, gas, gas prices, New York

Education, economy help undecideds make their choice

Nov 5, 2012
Loudoun County, Virginia fence-sitters explain what got them to commit.
Posted In: swing state, Virginia, Education, gas prices

Gas prices may continue to decline, despite Sandy

Oct 30, 2012
Northeastern refineries shut down because of the hurricane, but Sandy also shut down traffic across the region, saving far more gas than those refineries produce.
Posted In: gas prices, Hurricane Sandy