Fuel Fix

Motorists refuel at a Mobil gas station in Pittsfield, Mass., where regular gasoline is for sale at $1.99 per gallon, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2015. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP) BERKSHIRE COURIER OUT, GREAT BARRINGTON RECORD OUT, RURAL INTELLIGENCER OUT, BERKSHIRES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

National gasoline average now below $1.75 a gallon

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Categories: Consumers, featured, Gasoline
Prices at the pump are currently at their lowest prices in seven years courtesy of bountiful supply and cheap costs of crude oil

National gasoline average now below $1.75 a gallon

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Categories: Consumers, featured, Gasoline
Motorists refuel at a Mobil gas station in Pittsfield, Mass., where regular gasoline is for sale at $1.99 per gallon, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2015. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP) BERKSHIRE COURIER OUT, GREAT BARRINGTON RECORD OUT, RURAL INTELLIGENCER OUT, BERKSHIRES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
Prices at the pump are currently at their lowest prices in seven years courtesy of bountiful supply and cheap costs of crude oil
In this Aug. 4, 2015 file photo, Gov. Mary Fallin talks with the media after meeting with members of the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity in Oklahoma City. With both the number and power of earthquakes increasing in Oklahoma, the Republican-controlled Legislature may be ready to take steps aimed at curbing the quakes scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas wastewater. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Uptick in quakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers

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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Oklahoma this year has already had more than 90 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, which is generally when most people start to feel them.
Categories: featured, General

Government by King Kanute and the Non-Elected

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President Obama is scheduled to lay out his vision for what the US must do to “lay out my vision for where I believe we need to go: a national plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it,” The steps that he […]
Categories: General

Google warns on EU web search rules

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Significant restrictions would impede advances, such as voice-activated services, that promise to make search more useful, the US group has said
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The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: dbking/Flickr)

Supreme Court will hear Texas-EPA dispute over power plant emissions

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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a case in which the state of Texas and other parties are challenging an Obama administration rule on power plant pollution that crosses state lines.
Categories: Electricity, Environment

Organised crime soars in wake of crisis

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Black market in counterfeit foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and machine parts doubled to a value of about €2bn in the early years of the recession
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(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New carbon pollution rules could still be years away

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When President Barack Obama unveils his broad plan for combating climate change on Tuesday, he is expected to tout new rules to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

Labour shortage threatens US housing rally

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Fitch says the nascent housing recovery could be held back by a lack of building workers who left the industry during the recession
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Construction of Anadarko Petroleum's headquarters in May 2013.

Anadarko crowns new tower at headquarters (photos)

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Anadarko has hoisted a red oak tree atop the 31-story tower that will be the hallmark of its heaquarters in The Woodlands, in a “topping out” ceremony signaling the building has reached its final height.
Categories: featured, Real estate

Neiman Marcus files for IPO

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Upscale US department store is to go public again after it was acquired for $5.1bn in 2005 by private equity groups TPG Capital and Warburg Pincus
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(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Studies find methane in Pennsylvania drinking water

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A Duke University study released Monday found high levels of methane pollution in some Pennsylvania water wells within a half-mile from drilling, while another from the U.S. Geological Survey found some serious methane pollution occurring naturally, far from drilling.

Supreme Court gay marriage decision looms

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The court has six cases remaining – including high-profile cases concerning same-sex marriage and voter discrimination – to decide in this term
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(AP Photo/Scanpix, Statoil)

Hercules Offshore announces bigger stake in Discovery Offshore

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Hercules Offshore has moved closer to full ownership of Discovery Offshore, a Luxembourg-based company that owns two high specification harsh environment jack-up drilling rigs.
Categories: Offshore
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Texas grid operator weighed down by peak electricity demand, EIA says

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Peak demand for electricity in Texas is cutting the amount of reserve power available to the grid operator for most of the state.
Categories: Electricity