Category: Gasoline

Report: Fuel-efficiencies drive down passenger vehicles’ energy demands

Passenger vehicles will burn less fuel in the coming decades as automobile manufacturers make more fuel-efficient cars and trucks, slashing energy demand even as more Americans hit the road, a new report finds.  More »

Some Chevron, Texaco stations still aren’t selling premium

Two weeks after Chevron suspended sales of premium and mid-grade gasoline at Houston-area pumps, some of the 500 stations still aren’t selling it.  More »

Pump prices are on the move–and you’ll like the direction

Gasoline prices could fall an average of 10 to 20 cents per gallon in the coming weeks, following a decline in oil prices.  More »

U.S. gasoline prices at 3-month lows

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. is $3.61 a gallon,  More »

Chevron investigates bad gasoline in Houston pumps

Chevron continues to investigate how a bad batch of gasoline ended up in Houston-area pumps, sparking consumer complaints and forcing the company to suspend sales of premium and mid-grade gasoline at 500 local stations for several days.  More »

Report: motorists to spend slightly more on gas this summer

The government’s Energy Information Administration forecasts regular gasoline retail prices to average $3.66 per gallon from April through September, about 2 percent more than the same time in 2013.  More »

Oil on 2-week slide even with Mideast turmoil

The prolonged drop could lead to lower gasoline prices for U.S. drivers in the weeks ahead.  More »

We’re on course for highest July 4th gasoline since 2008

Fourth of July gasoline price news depends on how you view it.  More »

Diesel demand projected to soar on economic growth

Economic growth in the United States will cause demand for diesel to rise over coming decades, even as gasoline use continues a steady decline, according to a federal analysis released this week.  More »

California city pursues gas-pump warning labels

The San Francisco Bay Area city of Berkeley is moving forward with plans to put climate-change warning labels on gas pumps in what could be the first such requirement of its kind in the nation.  More »

Oil companies sued for MTBE pollution in Pennsylvania

The companies’ conduct was “wanton, malicious, oppressive and fraudulent,” the lawsuit said, and they “fraudulently, deceptively and unfairly” marketed MTBE as safe for the environment.  More »

Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up US gasoline prices

Violence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth.  More »

In Case of Emergency

Last month, the Department of Energy announced its plans to build a gasoline storage reserve in the Northeast. Widespread shortages caused by massive super storm Sandy sparked plans to mitigate future risks in affected Northeastern states. The gasoline reserve will hold nearly one million gallons of gasoline, providing power to first responders and generators. The […]  More »

Gasoline at US pumps set to hit six-year seasonal high

Gasoline in the U.S. climbed this week, boosted by a surge in oil, and is expected to reach the highest level for this time of year since 2008.  More »

Crude-export shutdown in Iraq unlikely, analysts say

International crude prices climbed to their highest point in 10 months on fears that sectarian violence in Iraq will spill into the south and cut off crude exports from the port at Basra, but that’s a highly unlikely scenario, experts said Friday.  More »