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How Texas weather disruptions will ripple through oil supply chain

Feb 17, 2021
Even after the weather starts improving, this crisis' effects are likely to linger and be felt far beyond the Lone Star State.
The Gulf Coast handles roughly half of the U.S.'s oil refining capacity.
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Will rock-bottom gas prices spur holiday travel despite pandemic?

Dec 21, 2020
AAA estimates that 34 million fewer people will travel Christmas week than last year at this time.
One industry analyst predicts that Christmas Day gas prices are likely to be at their lowest levels since 2015.
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Exxon's job cuts are another sign that the oil industry is still in a slump

Oct 30, 2020
Demand for oil has come back a bit, but it's still lower than it was before the pandemic.
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What's behind the price of gasoline?

Oct 18, 2019
From taxes, to marketing, to refining, a lot into the price of a gallon of gasoline.
A motorist fills his car with gas at a gas station near an oil field pumping rig in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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Ahead of July 4, average gas prices jump about a nickel

Jul 3, 2019
In some parts of the country, the issue is supply, while other states see new gas taxes.
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How is it that gas prices can be so different block to block?

Apr 29, 2019
Drivers know that gas prices can be kind of all over the map. It varies quite a bit by state. And sometimes you find notable differences between stations in the same confined area, even though most factors affecting cost such as local taxes, the cost of crude, transportation fees,  are applicable to all stations in […]
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Iran sanctions: What will become of oil prices?

Apr 22, 2019
Traders are concerned about supply.
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Measuring inflation isn't easy

Apr 10, 2019
Month-to-month price fluctuations make it difficult for the Bureau of Labor Statistics to measure inflation accurately.
Shoppers line up to check out at a Target store in 2008 in Miami.
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Here’s one reason you pay more for gas in the summer

Jun 25, 2018
The gasoline you’re putting in your car now is different than the gasoline you bought a few months ago. The gas that’s fueling your summer vacation is the “summer blend,” which uses a different mix of ingredients and it’s more expensive to produce. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Rising gas prices could drive some to change travel plans

Jun 14, 2018
Gas prices are on the rise just in time for summer travel. But will that give drivers second thoughts about hitting the road during the summer vacation season? Click the audio player above to hear the full story.