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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...

2008-06-22 06:00:23

By Vicki Lee Parker, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jun. 22--OK, raise your hand if you've been driving around for miles with the fuel light on, trying to squeeze out one extra trip or find the cheapest gas. If you keep that up, you'll likely be calling Ronnie White, owner of Ronnie White Tire and Towing in Youngsville. Recently, his business is up almost 20 percent because of calls from people who are stranded on the side of the road without gas. "It's a common thing, I'm...

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...


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