Latest Fuel tax Stories

2011-11-29 11:39:32

Increased petrol taxation is a very effective instrument to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A common argument against such a measure is that it hits poor people the hardest. Yet a new study by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, — the largest ever of its kind — shows that it is middle- and high-income earners who are generally affected the most by petrol taxes, especially in poor countries. The UN climate negotiations COP17 are currently underway in Durban,...

2011-07-26 06:30:00

NEW YORK, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq: JBLU) today reported its results for the second quarter 2011: Operating income for the quarter was $86 million, resulting in a 7.5% operating margin, compared to operating income of $95 million and a 10.2% operating margin in the second quarter of 2010. Pre-tax income of $43 million in the second quarter. This compares to pre-tax income of $52 million in the second quarter of 2010. Net income for the second...

2011-06-23 17:04:00

Gasoline taxes, other transportation funding examined in public opinion poll. SAN JOSE, Calif., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has released the final results and full analysis of a national phone survey about tax options for funding transportation. What Do Americans Think about Federal Transportation Tax Options? Results from Year 2 of a National Survey was authored by Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Ph.D., and Hilary Nixon, Ph.D. The research...

2011-05-23 13:54:00

With New Web Site and "Mad Men" Style Ads, Go60MPG Highlights Research Showing Strong Fuel Efficiency Standards Would Save Money For Americans at the Gas Pump, Cut Carbon Pollution and Reduce Dependence on Oil WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Memorial Day gas prices stand at a 10-year record-high level, Go60MPG today is launching a major print and online advertising campaign encouraging Americans to deliver the message to the White House that the best way to offer...

2011-05-09 15:41:00

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brian Johnson, API's senior tax advisor, today joined Americans for Tax Reform, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council to refute proposals in Congress to raise taxes on energy and what it could mean for American businesses, our economy, jobs, and gas prices. During a joint press briefing this morning, Johnson disproved the argument that raising taxes on the U.S. oil and natural gas industry...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'