Fuels News

The latest news on petroleum, diesel and alternative fuel retailing

Gov. Bush encourages oil companies to send fuel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Governor Jeb Bush said he hopes to avoid fights breaking out between motorists in South Florida over a shortage of gasoline, reported the Associated Press. A hurricane warning for Katrina was causing a rush on gas stations in the southeastern part of the state, said the report...

Venezuelan president provides few details

HAVANA, Cuba -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez offered on Tuesday to help needy Americans with cheap supplies of gasoline, according to a Reuters report. Venezuela could supply gasoline to Americans at half the price they now pay if intermediaries were cut out, he said. We want to sell gasoline...

N.Y. senator pushes gas theft bill; stations experimenting with deterrents

ALBANY, N.Y. New York State Senator Mary Lou Rath (R) is again asking her Assembly colleagues to adopt a bill that would deter motorists from gassing up and taking off without paying, according to a report by Buffalo Business First. Rath's measure, twice passed in the state Senate, would have a...

Federal government proposes new CAFE standards
Hawaii on Wednesday became the first state in the United States to set caps on the wholesale price of gasoline, reported the Associated Press.
Mich. Dems offer ethanol legislation package
Michigan governor announces more station inspections
N.Y. county politicians want local stations to provide oil price information
Washington, Oklahoma pols, taxpayers sink teeth into bridgework debates
Helicopter employed to find rumored evaders