Megan Sakkal fills her vehicle with gasoline at the  Shell Station in the 300 block of South Shepherd Drive Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Houston.
( James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

U.S. fuel use slid in August as oil output rose, API says

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U.S. fuel consumption slipped in August as crude-oil production surged to the highest level for the month in 25 years, the American Petroleum Institute said.
Categories: Crude oil, Gasoline
Megan Sakkal fills her vehicle with gasoline at the  Shell Station in the 300 block of South Shepherd Drive Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Houston.
( James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

What happens when the US isn’t the biggest gas guzzler?

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Americans burn through 1.2 gallons of gasoline per person each day. There’s no other country that comes close. Even Canadians, themselves gas hogs, use almost a third less.
Categories: Gasoline
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

US gasoline prices reach milestone

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Gasoline below $3 per gallon has gone the way of the 8-track tape and drive-in movie for most Americans, AAA says.
Valero Port Arthur refinery

Valero’s stock drops on project delays

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Valero, the nation’s largest independent refiner, said its plan to expand hydrocrackers at its Port Arthur refinery and St. Charles plant in Louisiana would be delayed until 2018 instead of 2015.
Valero Port Arthur refinery

US gasoline, diesel exports nearing record again

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U.S. exports of gasoline, diesel and other petroleum products has hit its highest ever level for the third quarter of the year and is on pace to set an overall record, according to federal data.
A gas station attendant pumps gas, in Portland, Ore.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

US gasoline rises to $3.58 a gallon in Lundberg Survey

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The average price for regular gasoline at U.S. pumps rose 2.61 cents in the past two weeks to $3.5847 a gallon, according to Lundberg Survey Inc.
Categories: Gasoline
(Photo: Michael Cote/Flickr)

Ethanol’s discount to gasoline narrows on lower production rates

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Ethanol’s discount to gasoline narrowed on speculation production of the biofuel will drop lower than levels already seasonally below-average before this year’s corn harvest.
Categories: Gasoline
(AP file photo/Paul Sakuma)

Stats show Americans not that into driving anymore

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Driving in America has stalled, leading researchers to ask: Is the national love affair with the automobile over?
Categories: Gasoline, Transportation
Photo:  www.carsfolia.com

Commentary: “EVs, hybrids & diesels! Oh my!”

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If we’re really serious as a country about curbing emissions and altering driving behaviors for the betterment of the environment, let’s be prepared to make tough choices and institute real measures to encourage those positive shifts in individual behaviors.
Exterior shot of the Corner Store at UTSA Boulevard and I-10 West. Corner Stores are spinoffs of Valero Energy Corporation and will be managed under a new company, CST Brands, Inc. (Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-News)

Valero’s convenience store spin-off reports slight revenue drop

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Customers may see new soda and electronic cigarette offerings at some of CST Brands Inc.’s convenience stores as the San Antonio-based company aims to increase same-store sales in the second half of the year.