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Myrtle Beach driveoff measure kicks in; state driveoff law roundup

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- A new law to require prepayment of fuel in Myrtle Beach, S.C., went into effect Friday, July 1, reported The Sun News. Some 27 fueling facilities in Myrtle Beach will require all customers to prepay for gasoline to cut down on police time spent on rarely solved crimes, said...

Reimaging of Diamond Shamrock stores to increase brand presence

SAN ANTONIO -- Valero Energy Corp. seems to have found its groove. Just as it wraps up a five-year reimaging program that brought larger, more relevant stores to its network of Valero-branded sites, it is now turning to its Diamond Shamrock brand for updating. As reported in a CSP Daily News Flash...

Gas with soybean additive said to improve fuel economy

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- In an attempt to help consumers beat the rising costs of fuel, Crystal Flash Energy of Grand Rapids, Mich., is now offering a gasoline with a soybean oil-based additive that it claims improves fuel economy by up to 5%. Called SoyUltra, the fuel works in all gasoline engines...

Automaker will recommend oil company's fuels.
Resort towns nationwide, worried that high gasoline prices will keep visitors away, are offering free gasoline as an incentive for people to travel.
Critics say switch to ethanol would increase pollution
State alleges 163 violations
Supreme Court will hear Shell-Texaco pricing case
Chevron OKs rival Unocal-CNOOC talks; won't sweeten offer.
Ohio fuel retailers win temporary tax exemption