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Mayor Bloomberg institutes odd-even gas rationing

Nov 8, 2012
Odd numbered license plates get to buy gas on odd numbered dates; evens on evens.
Posted In: gas, New York City, gasoline, Hurricane Sandy

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

California, all of a sudden, hits $5 gas

Oct 5, 2012
California discovers how close it lives to a tipping point when refinery problems combine to create a sudden gas shortage and a spike in prices.
Posted In: gas prices, gas

U.S. petroleum reserve is a versatile weapon

Oct 1, 2012
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve was established to protect the economy from an embargo. But just the threat of releasing oil into the market can rein in speculation in oil futures, too.
Posted In: Oil, strategic oil reserves, gas

On reserve: 727 million barrels of crude oil

Sep 26, 2012
The United States has the most crude oil stashed away and ready-to-go of any nation on earth in its Strategic Petroleum Reserve. But you can't see the oil. It's underground in salt domes.
Posted In: strategic oil reserves, gas

To convert to gas or electric?

Jul 20, 2012
A faster-cooking kitchen range is the incentive for one family to switch to natural gas. But if you hope to save money, that's just the start.
Posted In: sustainability, electricity, gas, appliances

Largest maker of gas cans going out of business

Jul 9, 2012
What did in the maker of the ubiquitous red containers? A failure to heed the warning printed on them.
Posted In: Blitz USA, gas

Some economic slowdown in the U.S., gas prices remain stable

Jul 2, 2012
There's news this morning that folks who do the ordering at factories are increasingly wary. The Markit U.S. Purchasing Managers Index was a disappointment, its worst showing since late 2010.
Posted In: manufacturing, Europe, gas

Global political climate helping oil prices drop

Jun 27, 2012
Oil prices are down about 25 percent in the past few weeks. Those falling oil prices are good for our pocketbooks. They're also good for American foreign policy.
Posted In: Oil, gas

Gas, oil prices dropping in June

Jun 21, 2012
If you've been to a gas station recently, you know that prices are down -- on average, about 20 cents lower per gallon than a month ago. That's in part because the price of oil is at an eight-month low.
Posted In: gas, Oil, Iran

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