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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...

Lukoil displacing Mobil in Philly area

PHILADELPHIA -- Red-and-white Lukoil gas stations are replacing Mobil stations in the Philadelphia area, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Russian company has already converted about 80 Mobil stations in the area and is remodeling nine a week at a cost of up to $50,000 apiece, according to...

Also, Kinder Morgan pipeline progress in Ariz. bodes well for supply

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Pacific Energy Partners LP said that one of its subsidiaries has signed an agreement to acquire certain terminal and pipeline assets from subsidiaries of Valero LP. The total purchase price of the assets is $455 million. The transaction is subject to the receipt of regulatory...

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FTC report details factors affecting retail gas prices
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Reimaging of Diamond Shamrock stores to increase brand presence