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23

Nov

Why U.S. oil dominance won’t lower gas pricesThe global oil market’s supply and demand would still dictate the price of a barrel of oil in the U.S.

Why U.S. oil dominance won’t lower gas prices
The global oil market’s supply and demand would still dictate the price of a barrel of oil in the U.S.

15

Jun

Americans are changing their car-buying habits every month, as gas prices send up and down signals to the marketplace. The solution: A price floor for gasoline, guaranteed by the feds. Politically, it’s dead on arrival.
Read more from our transportation blogger.

Americans are changing their car-buying habits every month, as gas prices send up and down signals to the marketplace. The solution: A price floor for gasoline, guaranteed by the feds. Politically, it’s dead on arrival.

Read more from our transportation blogger.

05

Mar

The local gas retailer is just trying to sell his Slim Jims and Gatorade, and may not be making a dime on low-margin fuel. Still, 71 percent of price-strapped Americans would drive 5 minutes out of their way to save a nickel per gallon.

The local gas retailer is just trying to sell his Slim Jims and Gatorade, and may not be making a dime on low-margin fuel. Still, 71 percent of price-strapped Americans would drive 5 minutes out of their way to save a nickel per gallon.

23

Feb

Can the U.S. economy withstand the curse of rising gasoline prices?While higher gas prices are not expected to significantly slow down the U.S.’s economic recovery, it may eat into tax cut benefits.

Can the U.S. economy withstand the curse of rising gasoline prices?
While higher gas prices are not expected to significantly slow down the U.S.’s economic recovery, it may eat into tax cut benefits.

07

Nov

Americans will pay an extra $100 billion for gas in 2011, and it’s hitting the working middle class right where it hurts.

Americans will pay an extra $100 billion for gas in 2011, and it’s hitting the working middle class right where it hurts.

14

Sep

Infographic: What’s driving gas prices?Every day a number of factors affect the fluctuating price of retail gas. We explore what those factors are and why they change.

Infographic: What’s driving gas prices?
Every day a number of factors affect the fluctuating price of retail gas. We explore what those factors are and why they change.

13

Jun

No, a state senator cannot single-handedly take down Big Oil. That only happens in Frank Capra movies. In real life, the petroleum giants always get their way.

No, a state senator cannot single-handedly take down Big Oil. That only happens in Frank Capra movies. In real life, the petroleum giants always get their way.

25

May

U.S. sues big oil for 2008 manipulationRegulators are suing 2 well-known traders and 2 trading firms for allegedly making $50 million by squeezing markets in 2008.

U.S. sues big oil for 2008 manipulation
Regulators are suing 2 well-known traders and 2 trading firms for allegedly making $50 million by squeezing markets in 2008.

09

May

02

May

$5 a gallon gas makes us crazy for green carsAs the pain at the pump intensifies, Americans are kicking the tires hard on electric cars, and buying hybrids and clean diesels like there’s no tomorrow.

$5 a gallon gas makes us crazy for green cars
As the pain at the pump intensifies, Americans are kicking the tires hard on electric cars, and buying hybrids and clean diesels like there’s no tomorrow.