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2008-06-21 15:00:27

Big-vehicle owners say they're getting frustrated with $75 purchase limits at self-service gas pumps since it now takes more than that to fill up their tanks. Thanks to $4-per-gallon gas prices, owners of large SUVs, cars and trucks frequently have to break their tank fill-ups into two separate transactions to avoid $75 pay-at-the-pump limits, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Gas station owners impose the limits to protect themselves against charges from the credit card companies for...

2008-06-20 00:00:25

By Jack Markowitz There is something about $4 gasoline that looks as if it's not going away. It serves purposes. First, by catching everyone's attention. It is making us conserve, in small ways as consumers, big ways as businesses. It is creating jobs and inventions. Research labs keep trying to build a better battery. And to coax more kilowatts from the sun and wind. Under North Dakota, in hard rock formations that may hold more oil than all of Araby, drillers grind down two miles --...

2008-06-19 18:00:31

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog, using an innovative Web-based form, today launched a nationwide campaign to help drivers get the attention of Washington's elected officials, who rarely have to use their own money at the gas pump. With gasoline prices at or within a penny of their all-time highs, families are at the breaking point, while elected officials are in a bubble until they hear from constituents. A consumer letter, available online at...

2008-06-19 12:00:59

By Mike LaBella, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Jun. 19--HAVERHILL -- At first glance it looks like a pretty good deal -- gas for $3.75 per gallon, 30 cents cheaper than the competitor across the street. The small gas station in Lafayette Square called Haverhill Auto has prices on its pumps listing the $3.75 price for regular gas, a near bargain by current standards. But pull in to the station and you'll discover that it was too good to be true. The small, independent station is...

2008-06-16 06:00:34

By Jonathon Braden, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jun. 16--Rosemary Lind used to fill her gas tank full each time she stopped for fuel, no matter the price. Now, with gas prices rising and fluctuating daily, the Omaha resident has changed her fueling habits. "I don't fill up each time," Lind said last week while getting gas at a QuikTrip on Saddle Creek Road. "I never look at how many gallons. I just look at the cost." Although their reasons may vary, Lind and some other drivers are...

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2008-03-20 06:10:00

The price of premium-grade gasoline has been rising faster than you can say Mercedes-Benz. Now over $3.60 a gallon nationwide -- more than 30 cents above regular unleaded -- the high-end fuel is closing in on the $4 mark, boosting the cost of owning a long list of cars and trucks, including some non-luxury vehicles. But as pump prices rise, fewer consumers appear willing to spring for the costlier fuel. In 2007, U.S. premium gasoline consumption fell to roughly 35.6 million gallons per...

2006-05-10 16:36:23

By Bernie Woodall BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - A couple of attendants washed the windows, checked the tires and pumped $4.299-a-gallon premium into a behemoth Cadillac Escalade as digit counters zoomed toward $100. "I don't even look at the price," said the SUV driver, Michele Best of Beverly Hills, at the full-service pumps of a throwback gas station with very modern prices. "Don't tell my husband." Across from Beverly Hills City Hall, the Union 76 outlet is known as the...

2005-10-21 19:33:25

You fill up your "empty" fuel tank at the gas station and the pump charges you for more gallons than the tank's rated capacity. Are you being deliberately overcharged? Unauthorized tampering with pumps does happen, even though state and local weights and measures officials regularly check gasoline pumps to ensure their accuracy. But there are also legitimate reasons for a discrepancy between the amount of fuel metered by a gas pump and an automobile's rated fuel tank capacity, according to a...

2005-08-31 19:13:40

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. retail gasoline prices will vault well over $3.00 per gallon in most parts of the country as early as this weekend after Hurricane Katrina devastated the energy industry in the Gulf Coast, analysts said Wednesday. Prices have already shot close to $3.50 in some regions, including Georgia and Tennessee, due to pipeline outages, according to the AAA motorist group. In Georgia, Gov. Sonny Perdue signed an executive order to punish gasoline sellers who gouge...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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