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Lawmakers abandon liability shield to help clear way for passing energy bill

WASHINGTON -- House and Senate conferees abandoned giving makers of the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) liability protection against environmental lawsuits on Sunday, removing the major roadblock to enactment of broad energy legislation, reported the Associated Press. Senate...

House GOP proposes industry pay $11.4 billion for MTBE cleanup; would nullify most suits

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Friday proposed an $11.4 billion fund, about a third coming from the oil industry, to pay for cleanup of water systems contaminated by the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), hoping to clear the way for passage of a broad energy bill. The...

Experts dispute officials' allegations in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. -- While Florida officials pursue gasoline price-gouging investigations, some energy experts say sharply higher prices at the pump as Hurricane Dennis approached do not appear out of line, reported The Tampa Tribune. Attorney General Charlie Crist and Department of Agriculture &...

Mo. AG asks Ag Dept. to order station owner to meet standards
Several problems alleged
A recent spike in driveoffs at Topeka, Kansas-area gas stations has prompted new discussions about doing more to prevent the gas-and-go crimes there.
Borough council looking at full-serve issue again
Bronson seeks records of 22 RaceTrac stations in expanding Dennis gouging probe
Bronson's gas price gouging probe widens; shortages rumored.
Greehey rings NYSE Closing Bell to celebrate company's anniversary.