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2008-07-31 03:00:40

This summer the price to keep cool, like the cost of driving to work or to the beach for a break, has ballooned. And keeping warm this winter isn't likely to get less expensive. When you analyze the bills, it's clear that the higher fuel prices are driving the increases. Soaring oil costs are leading the way in all energy markets, including coal and natural gas, experts say. Below is the breakdown of the costs for a gallon of gasoline, of heating oil and of recent Richmond-area electric...

2008-07-19 12:00:21

By Adam Schreck Associated Press NEW YORK -- The price of oil recorded its biggest weekly drop ever, and a gallon of gas finally pulled back from its record high. So is it time to declare the energy bubble popped? Experts won't go that far just yet. "It's too early to say we've seen the worst of it," said Tom Kloza, publisher and chief oil analyst of the Oil Price Information Service in Wall, N.J. "We would be Pollyannish if we believe one week represents a trend." Still, with oil...

2008-07-07 12:00:43

BTU International, Inc. (Nasdaq: BTUI), a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, will be webcasting its presentation at the Collins Stewart Fourth Annual Growth Conference. Doug Lawson, BTU International's Vice President Alternative Energy--Business Development and Marketing, will present at the conference on Tuesday morning, July 8th. The Company will provide a live webcast of this presentation, which...

2008-06-30 12:03:07

By Angeljean Chiaramida, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Jun. 30--When his 84-year-old mother got a $1,000 oil bill after her most recent $4.69-per-gallon tank full of heating oil, Salisbury Public Works Director Don Levesque decided enough was enough. Since natural gas lines run down his mother's street, he's planning to switch over her Nashua home's heating system from oil to natural gas. "No one on any kind of fixed income can absorb the kind of increases going on with oil...

2008-06-28 15:01:28

By Glen Eller, McAlester News-Capital, Okla. Jun. 28--BY GLEN ELLER SPORTS EDITOR Budget-shattering, record high prices at the pump not only effects the cost of daily living it impacts recreational opportunities as well. The Tuesday--Thursday Jackpot Fishing Tournament, a long tradition for anglers around Lake Eufaula, has been scaled back to one-day a week. The tournament will only be held on Tuesdays, a change that was brought on by rising gasoline prices. "You have to figure,...

2008-06-20 12:00:18

By Mannix Porterfield, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. Jun. 20--Diesel-powered school buses in largely rural West Virginia are running over budgets prepared when fuel was more than $2 cheaper than stations charge today, so Gov. Joe Manchin is asking lawmakers to put some more cash into county school transportation accounts. Specifically, the governor is seeking a $5 million outlay from lawmakers when they open the year's first special session Tuesday to handle an agenda that remains...

2006-07-21 12:35:13

By Andrea Hopkins ST. LEON, Indiana (Reuters) - Indiana bills itself as "The Crossroads of America" but with gasoline topping $3 a gallon, few here are celebrating their relationship with the road. "High prices affect people out here more than in the city," Jeff Finck, 53, said as he fueled his Chevrolet Suburban at an Exxon station near the border of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. "It's 25 miles to our church," he said. "If I need gas it's 6 miles away -- that's a 12-mile round trip....

2005-10-23 12:45:56

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The average retail price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States plunged more than 25 cents in the past two weeks, as refining capacity was restored and demand slowed, a survey showed on Sunday. The national average for self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline was $2.6587 a gallon on October 21, down about 25.3 cents per gallon from October 7, according to the nationwide Lundberg survey of about 6,000 gas stations. "This is the biggest drop in a two week period...

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2005-08-25 08:40:00

Washington -- Getting President Bush from here to there consumes an enormous amount of fuel, whether he's aboard Air Force One, riding in a helicopter or on the ground in a heavily armored limousine. The bill gets steeper every day as the White House is rocked by the same energy prices as regular drivers. Taxpayers still foot the bill. Almost every vehicle Bush uses is custom-made to add security and communications capabilities, and the heavier weight of these guzzlers further drives up gas...


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