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The latest news on petroleum, diesel and alternative fuel retailing

22nd state to ban gas additive

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Governor Donald L. Carcieri has signed legislation that prohibits gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from being added to gasoline sold in Rhode Island. The new law will help to protect groundwater supplies from gasoline that spills or leaks from underground...

Editorial sparks rebuttal from association over below-cost pricing laws

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Big business faced off with mom-and-pops editorially recently as The Wall Street Journal, which fired the first shot, and the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA), which returned fire, printed varying views of state-imposed, below-cost gasoline selling laws. In the...

GAO says blends raising prices; recommends EPA study ways to balance costs, benefits

WASHINGTON -- The proliferation of special gasoline blends in the United States has put stress on the gasoline supply system and has raised costs, affecting operations at refineries, pipelines and storage terminals, as well as raising wholesale prices, according to a new study by the Government...

More data sought about impact on state economy
Lukoil displacing Mobil in Philly area
Also, Kinder Morgan pipeline progress in Ariz. bodes well for supply
Oil back over $60 as storm hits supply
Analyst predicts world crisis, possibly war, over petroleum supply
FTC report details factors affecting retail gas prices
A Minnesota lawmaker wants to repeal a state law that she believes is prompting higher retail gasoline prices.