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Battle over automatic gas tax hike comes to head

MADISON, Wis. -- The battle over Wisconsin's annual gasoline tax increase could come to a head Tuesday with a likely vote in the Senate on State Senator Tom Reynolds' (R) proposal to eliminate the automatic indexing for inflation in 2007, reported the Associated Press. It is a confluence of several...

But end in sight, says Lundberg

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- In the past two weeks, self-serve regular lost another 10.81 cents and now averages $2.1330, according to the most recent Lundberg Survey of approximately 7,000 U.S. gas stations. It is a total of 88 cents decline since September 9, thanks mostly to recovery after hurricane...

Independent-brand gas not such a mythical beast anymore

PHILADELPHIA -- Many gasoline marketers are cutting ties to major oil companies and refiners in favor of independent brands, said a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer . In October, Kevin Kan, CEO of American Auto Wash Inc., a chain of 18 stations with car washes in suburban Philadelphia, dropped...

Florida lawmakers set to review generator mandate proposals
The first deliveries of Venezuelan heating oil to Massachusetts will not arrive for weeks, but the deal is generating political heat.
Company execs testify on gasoline profits, home heating oil prices
Lawsuit cites distributor bidding process and CEO speech, aims to build class action
Requires safeguards, insurance; enforcement begins in January
Wis. station owner wants changes in markup law, forms new group
Company agrees to pay about $372,000, some to fund energy program