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Gasoline prices falling ahead of July 4

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Gasoline prices have fallen to a five-month low in advance of the busy July 4 travel weekend, but pump prices on Independence Day will still be the third highest recorded on the holiday, AAA said Tuesday.
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BP agrees to settle suits filed over tainted gas

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BP has agreed to a $7 million settlement to resolve lawsuits filed last year after the oil giant recalled about 4.7 million gallons of tainted gasoline in four Midwestern states.
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Cheaper Canadian oil not reflected in Midwest pump prices

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For nearly two years, refineries in the Midwest have been buying crude oil at steep discounts thanks to a glut of U.S. and Canadian oil. But drivers in the Midwest haven’t seen a corresponding decrease in gasoline prices. In fact, they sometimes pay more at the pump than people in other parts of the country, even as windfall profits flow to BP, Koch Industries Inc. and other large Midwestern refiners.
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‘Peak Car’…It’s All Downhill From Here

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There have been a number of recent research reports addressing the notion of ‘Peak Car’ – whether driving has peaked per person in the US. So here are a bunch of interesting tidbits and nuggets I have gleaned from the reports ‘A New Direction‘ and ‘Has Motorization in the US Peaked?’, as well as an […]
A sign advertising no ethanol gasoline available at a station in Oklahoma City. A high blend of ethanol gasoline, E15, which contains 5 percent more ethanol than the 10 percent norm sold at most U.S. gas stations, is sold in just 20 stations in six Midwestern states. Sales could spread as the Obama administration considers whether to require more ethanol in gasoline; it's cheaper and cleaner but it could damage older cars and motorcycles. And American Petroleum Institute, the oil industry's powerful lobbying group, has asked the Supreme Court to block it's sale. The Court may decide as soon as Monday, June 24, 2013, whether to hear the case.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Boost for cars or bust? Ethanol debate heats up

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It’s a dilemma for drivers: Do they choose a gasoline that’s cheaper and cleaner even if, as opponents say, it could damage older cars and motorcycles?
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U.S. gasoline falls to $3.5969 a gallon in Lundberg Survey

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The average price for regular gasoline at U.S. pumps fell 4.16 cents in the past two weeks to $3.5969 a gallon, according to Lundberg Survey Inc.
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Pain at the pump? Smile. At least you don’t live in Norway.

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Find out where to get the cheapest gasoline in the world, and which citizens are paying top price to fill their tanks. The cost of filling up the 39-gallon tank of a Chevrolet Suburban in Turkey is $389.22, while in the U.S. it’s $137.

A Roadmap For Oil & Gas Young Professionals Pursuing Graduate Education

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Last week, I made the case that going back to school for a graduate degree is essential if you want to enjoy a successful career progression. I also said that the choice of degree was up to you: if you’re set on being a researcher a PhD is a requirement, but for those looking to learn more without following too narrow a path, an MBA or technical Master’s is the way to go.
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Demise of U.S. gasoline driving season is premature

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The traditional peak for gasoline use in the U.S. from late May to early September remains significant and suggestions that seasonality in demand has faded are premature, the International Energy Agency said.
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US gasoline falls as refineries recover

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The average price for regular gasoline at U.S. pumps fell 1.81 cents in the past three weeks to $3.6385 a gallon, according to Lundberg Survey Inc.