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Missouri lawmakers block rule allowing E15 gasoline

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Missouri lawmakers blocked a proposal Wednesday that could have allowed greater amounts of ethanol to be blended into the gasoline sold for most vehicles.
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.
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US gas prices drop 14 cents over past 2 weeks

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CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped 14 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular is $3.38. Midgrade costs an average of $3.58 a gallon, and premium is $3.71. Diesel was down 4 […]
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Oil industry poll: Motorists wary of filling up with E15

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The oil industry’s campaign against an eight-year-old renewable fuel mandate is paying off, according to a new poll that shows American motorists are concerned corn-based biofuels could hurt their cars.
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Gas prices fall as weather, output calm markets

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Gasoline prices have fallen steadily throughout September, and drivers should look forward to even cheaper fill-ups in the weeks ahead.
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Pump prices are falling

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Gasoline prices are at their lowest level since early July and are expected to fall further, according to an analysis from GasBuddy.com.
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.
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Survey: US gas prices drop 6 cents a gallon

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The average price of regular gasoline in the U.S. has dropped 6 cents a gallon during the past two weeks.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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(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.