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2008-07-23 12:00:48

By Alicia Petska, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va. Jul. 23--The owner of a defunct Lynchburg gas station is working with the state to clean up the aftermath of a fuel leak first discovered in 2006. The leak, described as "significant" in reports to and from the state Department of Environmental Quality, has been deemed non-threatening. There has been no impact to the city's water quality. Officials estimate it will take one to two years to remove the remaining contamination. The...

2008-07-16 09:00:53

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Enerpulse, Inc. has just released its newest ad campaign called, "Tired of getting beat up at the pump?" The print ad has a dark and gritty, Fight Club-inspired slant, while the television ad features an animated gas pump that literally springs to life, beating up a reluctant male motorist as he fills up his tank. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/enerpulse/34041/ The campaign was developed by...

2008-07-13 09:00:00

By CAROLYN SHAPIRO At the grocery store, you're paying more. At the gas pump, you're paying more. For utilities, same thing. // Hampton Roads residents are likely seeing the balances in their bank accounts shrinking much faster these days. For the nation, these are the factors that are driving inflation. // You probably have wondered how much more these household necessities are costing you. We wanted to know, too. We looked at current expenses - gasoline, electricity, heat, and basic food...

2008-07-13 03:00:23

By Carolyn Shapiro, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 13--At the grocery store, you're paying more. At the gas pump, you're paying more. For utilities, same thing. Hampton Roads residents are likely seeing the balances in their bank accounts shrinking much faster these days. For the nation, these are the factors that are driving inflation. // You probably have wondered how much more these household necessities are costing you. We wanted to know, too. We looked at current expenses --...

2008-07-03 09:00:43

By Joe Seelig, Highlands Today, Sebring, Fla. Jul. 2--LAKE PLACID -- Confusion over which gas station was shut down by state inspectors who found water in the tanks and pumps of a former Shell gas station at the southwest corner of U.S. 27 and State Road 70 has hurt business at the Circle K gas station, which now carries the Shell branding. Tom Eaton, district manager for Circle K, said Wednesday that his business on the northwest corner of the same intersection has been devastated due...

2008-07-01 09:01:01

Fuel dispenser maker Dresser Wayne and alternative fuels company Zarco 66 have announced the opening of the Zarco 66 Environmental Protection Agency-designated Green Gateway fuel station in Lawrence, Kansas. Zarco 66 has reportedly leveraged Dresser Wayne technology along with earth-conscious practices to transform an existing fueling station into an eco-friendly site. With only alternative fuels, it is expected to showcase the ways in which other fuel stations can go green and offer...

2008-07-01 06:00:44

By Andrew Seaman As gas prices rise, so does the number of calls to state complaint lines about problems with gas pumps. Despite the increase in consumer complaints about pump accuracy, state Department of Agriculture weight and measurement officials say the number of problem pumps is no higher today than it was a year ago. A USA TODAY review found that Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington received about twice as many complaints in May compared with the...

2008-07-01 06:00:44

By Joe Seelig, Highlands Today, Sebring, Fla. Jun. 30--LAKE PLACID -- A bunch of motorists were affected, some stranded Thursday, after they reported pumping watery gasoline into their vehicles at a Shell gas station at the corner of U.S. 27 and State Road 70, south of Lake Placid. Terence McElroy, press secretary for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, confirmed the pumps at the gas station had been shut down by an inspector who found water in the tanks. The...

2008-06-25 15:03:01

By Kelly McLain, The Bulletin, Bend, Ore. Jun. 24--Anthony Moulton, a gas station attendant at Texaco on Galveston Avenue in Bend, says customers vent their frustration to him about rising gas prices simply because he pumps their gas. "We gotta pay for it just like them," he said. Jennifer Bankhead, a service station attendant at Chevron on College Way in Bend, said she now flips the receipts before handing them over so her customers don't have to see the price they're paying at...

2008-06-24 12:03:03

Malaysian authorities are planning to set up separate fuel dispensers at border area petrol stations, in a bid to sell fuel to out-of-country customers at market prices and let only the locals have access to subsidized fuel, according to PetrolWorld. These pumps will reportedly target borders with Singapore and Thailand, where many people drive across to fill-up on cheaper Malaysian fuel, reported the news source. Malaysia's deputy premier Najib Razak has announced this move, only a few...


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