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The latest news on petroleum, diesel and alternative fuel retailing

Retailers, politicians urge conservative gasoline use

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- From coastal areas in Florida and Texas to less-expected locations such as Detroit and Ontario, panic buying and gasoline outages seemed to be the norm Friday afternoon as Hurricane Rita closed in on the Texas-Louisiana coast. Ultimately, just where Rita's wandering eye would hit...

Requests information from DOE on restarting old, building new units

WASHINGTON -- House Energy & Commerce Committee ranking member Representative John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) has sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman concerning the possible expansion of U.S. refining capacity through the construction of new refineries. Dingell cited Hurricane...

Investigations come up with nothing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Three weeks after fuel prices began spiking in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, investigations of gas stations in Arkansas have not assigned blame to retailers, according to a report by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Information gathered so far on retail price increases indicates...

Citizens leaving Houston area as hurricane barrels toward oil refineries
Sessel details initiatives to protect competition in petroleum industry
Motiva Enterprises LLC, the U.S. joint venture owned by Shell Oil Co. and Saudi Refining Inc., said it is considering a capital investment strategy.
OPEC ups spare capacity commitment
Concerned over excessive profits
After Katrina, new hurricane has consumers and refiners on edge
Retailers, consumers watch as Hurricane Rita enters Gulf of Mexico