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Discounted oil prices costing Canadian economy billions

Canadian oil producers have filled their storage facilities to overflowing while waiting for an answer to their dilemma. The problem is the price discounts on Canada's heavy oil. Pipeline and rail constraints have only made the problem worse.

'State of Emergency' in six states over Colonial pipeline spill

In the wake of a pipeline spill in Alabama, six Eastern states have declared a "state of emergency" this weekend, citing "fuel supply disruptions" and "disruptions of gasoline."

California orders oil refineries to justify high gasoline prices

Sacramento - California has demanded records from oil refiners to explain why gasoline prices in the state are among the highest in the country.

Diesel cars are more polluting at lower temperatures

A new study suggests that pollution from diesel run cars is far worse when it is colder than 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit) outside.

Plastic shopping bags used to make diesel

Plastic shopping bags can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products, according to a new study. Furthermore, the by-product can be blended with existing ultra-low-sulfur diesels and biodiesels.

Scientists produce gasoline by fat conversion

Scientists have managed to create 580 mg of gasoline per liter of cultured broth by converting in fatty acid. The process uses microorganisms.

Mayor Bloomberg signs a bills addressing NYC disaster management

Earlier this week, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, signed into law nine bills relating to the city’s disaster preparedness.

N.J. gas rationing in effect, but residents seeing some relief Special

In Sandy's aftermath millions of residents in the New York tri-state area remain without power and many people are still coping with gas shortages.

'Perfect Storm' could impact U.S. gas supply and prices

After a stretch of time where consumers saw high gas prices, this week consumers saw some relief at the pump, however with Hurricane Sandy on the way, this could lead to increases in gas prices.

Op-Ed: Petrol crisis in Britain out of control

As the government-manufactured panic around buying fuel in Britain reaches new levels of crisis, a woman has suffered 40 percent burns after attempting to follow government advice.

A fragrant new bio-fuel?

The search for new bio-fuels represents potential big business with the decline in available fossil fuels. A team of scientists, backed by the US government, have made significant progress in using bacteria to create a bio-diesel from glucose.

Alleged suspect turns self in

New York - From yesterday's article of a truly horrific crime, today comes the report of a man turning himself in at police headquarters for the act of homicide.

Riverside County Man Suffers Burns From Gasoline Fire

A 36-year old Riverside County man suffered second and third degree burns on over 60% of his body on Thursday night. He used gasoline to light the fireplace.

Canada's consumer price index falls

Canadian consumer prices fell 0.3 per cent in June. This is the first 12-month decline in the all-items Consumer Price Index (CPI) since November 1994.

Canada: Gas Prices Drive Consumer Index Up

Statistics Canada reports: gas prices still pushing consumer index up as consumer prices rose 3.5% from August 2007 to August 2008,

Over Two Thirds of Nashville, Tennessee Gas Stations Are Out of Gas

Nashville's gas stations are reeling from the high costs. At least 85 per cent of stations in the Nashville area were out of gas.

California single-handedly uses as much gasoline as China

While some critics blame China for the rise in gasoline prices, a California Energy Commission report shows that California consumes as much gasoline as the entire country of China. The report also found California uses more than Russia, India or Germany.

Survey Says Gasoline Prices Atlantic Canada's No. 1 Concern

The price of gasoline is now the single most important issue facing Atlantic Canadians, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

Saudi King rebuffs Bush: No cheap oil

It comes as no surprise that the Saudi King Abdullah rebuffed President George W. Bush's pleas for Saudi Arabia to produce more cheap oil.

Gasoline Tops $5 A Gallon in California

Gasoline prices are continuing to rise everywhere in the nation especially in California, which reports some parts of the city are already selling gasoline for $5 per gallon of premium fuel. In other parts, it varies from $3.30 to $4 per gallon.

CN Rail workers ordered back to work by federal government

Ottawa has tabled legislation ordering twenty-eight hundred striking CN Rail workers back to work.

Refinery workers return after fire

Employees returned to work Tuesday at a Texas Panhandle refinery that caught fire last week.

Preacher gets death for burning woman

"A Nigerian preacher has been sentenced to death for burning women he said were adulterous, and killing one."

MIT engine: high efficiency, low cost

Another great idea if it works...

Calgarians Rush to Pumps, Fueled By Fears Of Gas Price Hikes

CALGARY, Alberta — Fears of a massive price increase for gasoline — partly sparked by a mistaken posting of 92.9 cents a litre at one station, but mostly fueled by rumors — had Calgary motorists lining up at the gas pumps Friday. ``It sure sent th
 

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With a pre-tax subsidy, the price the consumer actually pays for a gallon of gas may be less than the actual cost to produce it.
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