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2006-07-10 18:27:12

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The average price U.S. consumers paid for gasoline jumped 3.9 cents over the last week to $2.97 a gallon, the second highest level ever, the government said on Monday. The national pump price for regular unleaded gasoline is up 65 cents from a year ago and not far from the record $3.07 reached last September after Hurricane Katrina disrupted petroleum supplies, according to the federal Energy Information Administration's weekly survey of 800...

2006-07-10 17:26:16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The average price U.S. consumers paid for gasoline jumped 3.9 cents over the last week to $2.97 a gallon, the second highest level ever, the government said on Monday. The national pump price for regular unleaded gasoline is up 65 cents from a year ago and not far from the record $3.07 reached last September after Hurricane Katrina disrupted petroleum supplies, according to the federal Energy Information Administration's weekly survey of service stations. The...

2006-06-20 11:45:00

By Timothy Gardner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global emissions of the heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide will rise 75 percent from 2003 to 2030, with much of the growth coming from coal burning in developing countries, the U.S. government forecast on Tuesday. Developing countries are growing more quickly than industrialized economies, whose growth "tends to be in less energy-intensive sectors," the report said. While the United States is the world's leading emitter of CO2, its emissions growth rate...

2006-06-12 16:47:11

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The average price U.S drivers pay for gasoline increased for the second week in a row, rising another 1.4 cents over the last week to $2.91 a gallon, the government said on Monday. Motorists are paying 78 cents a gallon more for regular unleaded gasoline than they did a year ago, the federal Energy Information Administration said in its weekly survey of service stations. Pump prices are rising because of strong fuel demand and higher crude oil...

2006-06-05 16:41:49

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The average U.S. retail gasoline price jumped 2.5 cents in the last week to $2.89 a gallon, ending two straight weeks of falling pump costs enjoyed by motorists, the government said on Monday. The rise left motorists paying 78 cents a gallon more for regular unleaded gasoline than they did a year ago, the federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its weekly survey of service stations. The latest increase mirrored higher crude oil...

2006-06-05 16:40:03

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The average U.S. retail gasoline price jumped 2.5 cents in the last week to $2.89 a gallon, ending two straight weeks of falling pump costs enjoyed by motorists, the government said on Monday. The rise left motorists paying 78 cents a gallon more for regular unleaded gasoline than they did a year ago, the federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its weekly survey of service stations. The latest increase mirrored higher crude oil...

2006-05-31 11:13:41

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail gasoline prices declined 2.5 cents over the last week to $2.87 a gallon, the lowest level in six weeks, the U.S. government said on Wednesday. The pump price for regular unleaded gasoline is still 77 cents higher than a year ago, based on the Energy Information Administration's weekly survey of service stations. The drop in the latest pump price would have been steeper, but in a rare move the EIA revised up the prior week's national...

2006-05-17 13:29:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite the average price of gasoline in the United States still holding just below $3 a gallon, higher fuel expenses shouldn't be enough to cancel the family driving vacation this summer, the government's top energy forecasting agency said on Wednesday. The average price for regular unleaded gasoline jumped 3.8 cents last week to $2.95 a gallon, after declining during the prior week for the first time in a month and a half. Spot gasoline prices, which are...

2006-05-01 16:22:34

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The rise in U.S. retail gasoline prices slowed dramatically over the last week, increasing just half a penny to a national average of $2.92 a gallon, the government said on Monday. The latest pump price is still the fourth highest ever and up 68 cents from a year ago, based on the federal Energy Information Administration's weekly survey of service stations. However, the half penny price rise is much smaller than the roughly 10-cent jump in fuel costs that...

2006-04-19 12:43:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The price U.S. drivers will pay for regular unleaded gasoline could hit a national average of $3 a gallon this year, the government's top energy forecasting agency said on Wednesday. "Some stations have already posted prices for regular gasoline that exceed $3 per gallon and it is certainly possible that average retail prices across the country could reach that level sometime this year," the Energy Information Administration said in its weekly review of the oil...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'