Category: Gasoline

Oil price rises past $104 amid Ukraine tensions

Markets have been rattled by concern Western sanctions against Moscow might disrupt Russian exports of oil and gas.  More »

Oil up nearly 3 percent for the week

The national average retail price for gasoline rose a penny to $3.62 per gallon.  More »

Toyota gas cars get efficient engine from hybrids

Toyota has developed an efficient gasoline engine using technology fine-tuned with gas-electric hybrids, in which the Japanese automaker is an industry leader.  More »

Peaks and Troughs Across the Energy Landscape

As we charge through April and head first into the joys of spring, we are filled with reminders of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, and regrowth. Well, we are supposed to be…but instead I just see examples of peaks and troughs. Hark, here are four such specimens. First up, peak gasoline prices. It is a seasonal thing for […]  More »

Gulf Coast drivers to get lowest pump prices as summer gasoline drops

U.S. motorists can expect to pay about $3.57 for a gallon of gasoline this summer, about the same as last year, government economists predicted Tuesday.  More »

Hedge funds buy crude as US gasoline pump prices jump

U.S. refineries are processing the most oil since January as plants come out of seasonal maintenance, squeezing crude stockpiles for the first time in 11 weeks.  More »

Oil prices rise on U.S. jobs report

Benchmark U.S. crude rose 85 cents to close at $101.14 a barrel.  More »

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 »