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Alleges Katrina-related gas price gouging

TRENTON, N.J. The state of New Jersey has sued three oil companies and several gas stations for allegedly gouging drivers during Hurricane Katrina, reported the Associated Press. The lawsuits accuse Hess, Motiva Shell and Sunoco with artificially inflating gas prices and for increasing prices more...

Veeder-Root diagnostics unit ready for use in vapor recovery systems

SIMSBURY, Conn. -- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified the Veeder-Root In-Station Diagnostics (ISD) system for use in monitoring the fuel vapor recovery systems required by California's air quality regulations. ISD monitoring equipment is a required component of the enhanced...

More to come, Lundberg says

CAMARILLO, Calif. Nationwide, regular-grade gasoline prices fell 20.41 cents in the past two weeks, to $2.8076. They will most likely fall further, and soon, according to the most recent Lundberg Survey of approximately 7,000 U.S. gas stations. In the past month, the oil industry in all its parts...

Refining sector dodged a bullet as second hurricane fizzles
Stewart Spinks, founder of The Spinx Co. Inc., has recently added alternative fuel E85 to 11 of his 103 fueling locations in North and South Carolina.
Hurricanes underscore need for more refineries
Consumers have hand in slowing price decreases
Consumer group wants to restrict times gas stations can raise prices
Retailers, politicians urge conservative gasoline use
Requests information from DOE on restarting old, building new units