Gas prices surge higher as drivers rush to fill their tanks
ATLANTA — Gasoline prices rose several cents overnight amid continuing fears of shortages in Texas and other states in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s strike on the Gulf Coast. The national average for a gallon of regular gas rose in one day from $2.45 Thursday to $2.52 Friday, the American Automobile Association reported . At least two […]
Improving economy shares blame for worst U.S. traffic ever
WASHINGTON — More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror. Commuters in Washington, D.C., suffer the most, losing an average of 82 hours a year to rush-hour slowdowns, a new study finds. Los Angeles, San Francisco […]
Exxon sees abundant oil, gas far into the future
North America, once a sponge that sucked in a significant portion of the world’s oil, will instead be supplying the world with oil and other liquid hydrocarbons by the end of this decade, according to ExxonMobil’s annual long-term energy forecast.
Edward Niedermeyer: Cheaper gas won’t fuel auto sales
U.S. auto sales boomed on Black Friday as huge discounts pushed volumes to more than 17 million units on an annualized basis, the highest level in 11 years.
Hopkins study: Gas fill-up spills may be problem
The routine drops of gas spilled when people fill up at service stations can add up to environmental trouble, according to a new study published by researchers with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study developed a mathematical model and conducted experiments suggesting these small spills may cumulatively be a larger issue […]
Gas tax set to go up less than half a penny
Maryland's gas tax is scheduled to rise as part of a series of increases approved last year by lawmakers.
AAA: Iraq civil war pushing up gas prices in US
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the civil war in Iraq is pushing up gasoline prices in the United States.
It’s Memorial Day rerun at the pump
The price of gasoline looks familiar this Memorial Day weekend. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon.
AAA says gas prices should decline after summer
WASHINGTON — Now that the summer travel season has come to an end, AAA Mid-Atlantic says gasoline prices should start to decline due to weaker demand. In its weekly report on gas prices Sunday, AAA says the national average price for a gallon of unleaded was $3.52, down from $3.57 a week ago. The auto […]
Wholesale prices up 0.8 percent in June
WASHINGTON — A big jump in gasoline prices pushed wholesale inflation up in June by the largest amount in nine months. But underlying inflation showed only a modest gain. Wholesale prices rose 0.8 percent in June compared with May when prices had risen 0.5 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday. It was the biggest gain […]
Court of Appeals tweaks Exxon rulings
The state’s highest court will not change its decision to strip hundreds of Jacksonville residents and businesses of most of the damages two juries awarded in separate lawsuits against Exxon Mobil Corp., stemming from a gasoline leak that continued for more than a month in 2006.
By not gassing up, Maryland taking risks
A boom in energy production will be the key to economic growth in the United States, including Maryland, a Baltimore economist said on Monday.