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Party like it's August 2007: oil falls to 14-month low

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Hurricane Ike aftermath causes $5 gas in some areas

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Selling cheap gas to promote electric cars?

Let's see. You're a gas station owner who wants to get out of the petrol business and into something a little more eco-friendly. Electric cars, say. How do you mark the transition? For Milton Grin, owner of a Valero in Kansas City, Missouri, the answer was to attract attention to his new venture by selling his current product at discount prices - like $1.99 for a gallon of gas (diesel prices remained high). To take advantage of the media and customer attention his sale generated, Grin had three

Well, gas prices have dipped... did praying help?

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Richard Viguerie: Blame a liberal for high energy prices

I'm not familiar with Richard Viguerie, but he's a proud conservative and more than willing to engage in some "attack the liberals" maneuvers to complain about high gas prices. Since I get a bit of flack from our readers about airing my leftwing views, I thought I'd highlight Viguerie's argument - don't worry, I'll get back to my standard Republican bashing in a post later today :)

How bad do you need it? Gas for sex deal goes awry in Kentucky

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A "sizable number" of Americans think gas will hit $5/gallon by Labor Day

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The $4/gallon noose tightens: credit cards not welcome at some gas stations

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British gas gets to almost $15/gallon at some stations

So you think $4.50 a gallon is tough to swallow? How about nearly $15/gallon? That's what drivers in some parts of south-west England and Wales are faced with this week. A strike by tanker drivers who deliver fuel to Shell stations has left many stations in the region running out of gas and diesel. We all know what happens when fuel supplies run low but demand doesn't; it's economics 101. This time around, station owners have started ramping up the prices to as much as £1.99 a litre or $14

High gas prices not one of the top five reasons for transfering a lease

If you're getting rid of a leased car, high gas prices are not your biggest reason for doing so. They're not even in your top five. At least, that's what Swapalease.com discovered when it asked users why they wanted to, well, swap a lease. Swapalease.com is a lease marketplace and the people behind the scenes wanted to find out why users were turning in their cars. Through a system that asked for information online and through employee-user interaction, Swapalease came up with a top ten list of

Colorado gets a chance at cheap (subsidized) corn ethanol

I guess they've got to pretty much give it away: E85 fuel will be on sale for just 85 cents a gallon for two hours in Colorado next week. Domestic Fuel says that the special sale on the biofuel for flexfuel cars will take place in the town of Fowler from noon until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12. The sale is sponsored / subsidized by the Colorado Corn Growers Association, the Governor's Biofuels Coalition (GBC) and Western Convenience. Domestic Fuel calculates that there are about 85,000 flexfuel ve

Get free gas with a new pair of pants

Deals on gasoline make at least some sort of sense when automakers offer them (looking at you, crazy Chrysler), but when the latest free gas gimmick comes from buying Dockers, you know fuel prices are high. This is exactly what's going on, though, with a Father's Day sale at Sears that will give customers a $75 gas card and a $10 Sears gift card with the purchase of $100 worth of Men's Dockers stuff (but not shoes, purchases must be made between June 7 and 15). Sears is also giving away a 2008 P

Wishing for higher MPG: more people are running out of gas

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Four-day workweek becoming more common in U.S.

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Ford figures it out: $3.50 gallons of gas is where consumers drew the line

American car buyers have been turning away from large trucks and SUVs for a while now, and Ford executives think they know what did it: $3.50 for a gallon of gasoline.

Chrysler explains details of the $2.99 gas price guarantee

Following Chrysler's new "Let's Refuel America Gas Card" announcement, the critics spoke out quickly. While a guaranteed gas price of $2.99 a gallon for three years will certainly appeal to some people, other incentives might offer buyers better savings. To deal with the media fallout and to clarify a few questions about the card, Chrysler's media-only blog, The Firehouse, has tackled the topic with a post discussing the deal and the media coverage.

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