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    Gas stations in Texas run dry
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    Filling stations in the heart of the oil industry were out of gasoline Friday after logistical problems delayed distribution of ethanol to fuel terminals.The problem surfaced as oil companies switch from MTBE to ethanol as an anti-smog additive. Similar problems caused supply problems on the U.S. ...

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    Oil tops $75/bbl to conclude week of record prices
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    The usual suspects were all present this week - fear and uncertainty over the possibility of military action in Iran, civil unrest in Nigeria, and the seemingly inelastic and insatiable demand for energy 'round the world - and oil ended up setting record highs nearly every day this week. Friday's ...

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    Gas prices climb due to MTBE phase-out and expense of oil
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    It may come as a bit of a surprise, but some of us here at Autoblog just don't fill up all that often. Imagine, then, our surprise when the gas pump spit out a receipt for a bit more than $82 after our last fill-up of the Autoblog Garage's parts-running truck. If this keeps up, we'll be ...

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