Category: Gasoline

Exxon gasoline terminal reopens after bad batch

ExxonMobil has reopened the racks at its Baton Rouge gasoline terminal after it shut the facility down because of problems involving more than 5 million gallons of unleaded regular fuel.  More »

US gasoline prices reach six-month high as ethanol climbs

U.S. consumers are paying the most in six months for gasoline because of declining supplies and rising costs for the ethanol added to the fuel. And prices probably will keep climbing.  More »

Energy Extremities This Winter

Even though flipping a coin has better forecasting skills than the dastardly groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil has unfortunately been on the money for this winter.  Despite April on deck next week there is still snow on the ground (in more places than there should be), while our dearly beloved energy commodities have seen rampant demand, receding inventories, […]  More »

Report: Bad gasoline shipped from Exxon’s Baton Rouge terminal

Exxon Mobil’s Baton Baton Rouge gasoline terminal shipped out tainted fuel that has clogged up car systems, the state’s commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry told The Advocate.  More »

How the Galveston Bay oil spill affected gasoline prices

Nationally, unleaded gasoline sold for an average of just over $3.53 per gallon Tuesday, according to AAA, up less than a penny from the day before the spill.  More »

Top 10 states with highest and lowest gasoline prices

In Texas is getting to pricey for you, there are only nine other states that offer a better deal for drivers. Here’s your guide to the states that offer the highest and lowest prices for a gallon of regular gasoline.  More »

Prosecutors ask $197M fine for CITGO in 2006 spill

LAKE CHARLES, La. — The Justice Department wants a federal judge to fine Citgo Petroleum Corp. at least $197 million in a Clean Water Act enforcement lawsuit filed in a 2006 oil spill at the company’s Lake Charles refinery. The Advocate reports the Justice Department argued in court filings this month that the legal maximum […]  More »

California may cut gasoline demand 9 percent by 2020

California may cut gasoline demand by at least 9 percent through 2020 as consumers switch to greener cars and state and federal policies boost efficiency.  More »

Average pump price passes $3.50 for first time in 6 months

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline passed $3.50 for the first time since Sept. 18, jumping 23 cents over the last 34 days, according to AAA.  More »

Oil drops to below $98 on China economy

China’s drop in exports in February fueled worries of a further slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.  More »

Oil rises on solid gain in U.S. hiring

But crude ended the week with a loss of 1 cent.  More »

Oil up slightly; natural gas jumps

Natural gas gained 14 cents to $4.66 per 1,000 cubic feet.  More »