Thursday, February 23, 2012

Gas prices

  • President Obama said today that only a long-term energy strategy can help bring down rising gas prices, and he mocked Republicans for seeking to turn higher prices at the pump into an election year issue.
  • (USA Today)
  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An unseasonable spike in gasoline prices is putting a premium on fuel-efficiency for cost-conscious drivers, says the Alliance to Save Energy. According to AAA, regular unleaded gas has hit $3.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Amid otherwise hopeful signs about the economy, the GOP presidential contenders are increasingly pointing to rising gas prices to criticize the president.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • With uncertainty flaring in the Middle East, gas prices have hit a national average of $3.61 a gallon, the highest ever for this time of year. A gallon of regular has already topped $4 in California, Hawaii and Alaska. Gasoline is nearly $3.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • NEW YORK - Oil prices hit a new nine-month high Thursday as the dollar fell and gas pump prices climbed closer to $4 a gallon across much of the country. Benchmark crude prices rose by $1.55 to end the day at $107.83 per barrel in New York.
  • (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
  • Even with gas prices on the rise, its rare Americans get to see them spike right before their very eyes. But thats exactly what happened Wednesday during ABC News' World News with Diane Sawyer.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Gas prices are surging, and quickly headed toward $4 a gallon, as growing tensions over Iran sparks a run-up in oil prices. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline jumped 3.3 cents overnight, to $3.
  • (ClickOnDetroit.com)
  • As the national weekly average for regular gas continues to climb — now $3.59 a gallon, up 7 cents from last week, according to the U.S.
  • (ABC News)
  • Orange County gas costs are moving closer toward the all-time O.C. record of $4.598 as Thursdays average price rose eight cents from the day before. As of Thursday afternoon, O.C. motorists were paying an average price of $4.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • At the same time that the price of gasoline is rising, the US oil industry is increasing its exports of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. Yes, you read that correctly.
  • (YAHOO!)

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